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Published: 01 Aug 2003

If your organization is among the many that have struggled with the administrative headaches and costs of IPSec VPNs, going "clientless" sounds compelling. Given the demand for secure, easy, anytime/anywhere remote access for travelers and home office workers, the surge of interest in SSL/TLS-based VPNs isn't surprising. The key is deciding when to use IPSec and when to use SSL. It's not that one is right and one is wrong. IPSec and SSL VPNs both solve the problem, but SSL was a more tailored fit for us. Doug TorreĀ  Catholic Health System of Western New York "It's not that one is right and one is wrong," says Doug Torre, who is rolling out Neoteris SSL VPNs to give 500 doctors and clinicians remote access to medical applications and patient information for Catholic Health System of Western New York in Buffalo. "IPSec and SSL VPNs both solve the problem, but SSL was a more tailored fit for us." Torre still uses IPSec VPNs for site-to-site connections, such as connecting remote sites to the core network. In choosing an SSL VPN over IPSec, Torre wanted to avoid... Access >>>

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