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IPSec vs. SSL VPNs: Which cures your remote access ills?
Figuring out how to choose a VPN used to be simple. No more. In this issue, we examine the state of the enterprise VPN product market, specifically IPSec vs. SSL, and how one health care organization made its choice. Also this month: the "submarine warfare" infosec paradigm; 802.1X authentication; tightening Web services.
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Choosing a VPN has become a complex undertaking. Lisa Phifer examines how SSL VPNs match up with their older IPSec cousins.
A global minerals firm seeking secure remote email tested other systems before choosing an SSL VPN.
Today's SSL VPNs address a single problem: secure remote access. Will that be enough to sustain the vendors in this market? History offers some clues.
Lisa Phifer separates the truth from fiction about VPNs.
Today's attacker can be anywhere, meaning network perimeter defense alone is futile. Change your thinking, and your tactics.
Columns in this issue
Combining device-based authentication technology with existing user-based authentication would be appealing for many organizations, but technical details remain unclear.