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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 w... 

  • IPSec VPN vs. SSL VPN: Comparing respective VPN security risks

    When it comes to VPNs, which of the two most-used options -- IPSec or SSL -- presents the greater security threat? Expert Anand Sastry describes the pros and cons of each, as well as how to test your VPN implementations for security. 

  • VPN or RPC/HTTPS? Both have their place

    Some security practitioners may debate which access method is best for ensuring secure, remote access to Exchange, but as Lee Benjamin explains, both VPNs and RPC over HTTPS can be effective strategies, depending on an organization's needs. 

  • Four ways to isolate sensitive servers

    When the security issue arises, a discussion of isolating a sensitive server usually follows. While often impractical, learn four ways to isolate sensitive servers if the need becomes a necessity. 

  • Understanding IPsec identity and authentication options

    IPsec VPNs extend your network's security perimeter by connecting individual hosts or entire networks. Preventing unauthorized access starts with verifying the identity of those VPN tunnel endpoints. Using the wrong authentication method can lead to ... 

  • Pen testing your VPN

    Your VPN is a vital gateway into your network for your company's road warriors, telecommuters and other remote users. Unfortunately, it's also a gateway for the less-than-scrupulous predators prowling the Internet for access to your network. This tip... 

  • 2006 Products of the Year: Remote access

    Information Security magazine and SearchSecurity.com surveyed their readers to identify the best products of 2006. Here are your choices for remote access solutions. 

  • Step-by-Step Guide: How to create a VPN for your wireless network

    With wireless networks proliferating its critical that you understand what it takes to build a VPN for a wireless gateway. Brien Posey outlines a Windows-based procedure in this step-by-step guide. 

  • IPsec and SSL VPNs: Solving remote access problems

    Learn how to solve remote access problems in this Information Security Decisions presentation by security expert Joel Snyder. 

  • How to repair a compromised VPN

    Peer advice on how to repair a VPN's Routing and Remote Access console after the network has been compromised by a DoS attack. 

  • How to set up DNS for Linux VPNs

    This tip explains how to set up DNS for Linux VPNs so you can access machines that are not available on the Internet at large. 

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  • Internet Key Exchange (IKE)

    The Internet Key Exchange (IKE) is an IPsec (Internet Protocol Security) standard protocol used to ensure security for virtual private network (VPN) negotiation and remote host or network access. 

  • network encryption (network layer or network level encryption)

    Network encryption (sometimes called network layer, or network level encryption) is a network security process that applies crypto services at the network transfer layer - above the data link level, but below the application level. 

About IPsec VPN Security

Find out why IPsec VPNs are a powerful protocol, how they work and how they can solve remote access issues. This resource also offers advice on IPsec configuration, deployment, encryption, tunneling and security.