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September 2006

Not So Simple

Are you ready to rid your enterprise of a client-based VPN in favor of simple SSL? Tread carefully. We sort through five SSL VPNs, and uncover which best conquer the many challenges. Enterprises are being drawn to SSL VPNs by the promise of easier support for roaming users--there's no need to install a thick client that is closely tied to a particular operating system and requires an IT department to touch each endpoint. With nothing more than a Web browser, users can securely connect to internal networks from just about any machine, anywhere. More information from SearchSecurity.com Learn how VPNs use encryption to secure data in transit. Test your knowledge of IPsec and SSL VPNs. Read why SSL VPN adoption is increasing. But reality is quite different. In fact, many corporate IT departments that start down the SSL VPN path because of minimum client requirements discover that the requirements aren't so minimal, especially to support a heterogeneous network. SSL products still require a great deal of administration, configuration...

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