Pro+ Content/Information Security magazine

Thank you for joining!
Access your Pro+ Content below.
August 2003

History of IPSec, SSL VPN products: How will the market change?

Today's SSL VPN products address a single problem: secure remote access. Is that going to be enough to sustain the vendors in this market? Also see Read Lisa Phifer's cover story: Tunnel vision: Choosing a VPN -- SSL VPN vs. IPSec VPN History suggests that IT departments have love-hate relationships with "point" products. They love the convenience of self-contained operating systems and applications. Moreover, they don't have to be bothered hardening appliances. However, a complex layered security architecture that incorporates many point products is difficult to administer. Each product has its own policy model, user interface, log records and audit data. So, IT staffs want to consolidate functions into fewer devices that can be supervised from (ideally) one global management system. The marriage of IPSec VPNs and firewalls is an example of such consolidation. Will SSL VPNs follow suit?   The history of IPSec VPN gateways illustrates how functional consolidation can take many forms. Joel Snyder of Opus One, an IT consulting and...

Access this Pro+ Content for Free!

By submitting your personal information, you agree to receive emails regarding relevant products and special offers from TechTarget and its partners. You also agree that your personal information may be transferred and processed in the United States, and that you have read and agree to the Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy.

Features in this issue

Columns in this issue

  • Examining device-based authentication

    by  Diana Kelley, Contributor

    Combining device-based authentication technology with existing user-based authentication would be appealing for many organizations, but technical details remain unclear.

SearchCloudSecurity

SearchNetworking

SearchCIO

SearchConsumerization

SearchEnterpriseDesktop

SearchCloudComputing

ComputerWeekly

-ADS BY GOOGLE

Close