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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.
This was first published in September 2006