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  • 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.