Cisco Systems VPN Concentrator Series

NetIQ Security Manager

Secure Remote Access

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Cisco Systems VPN Concentrator Series

Cisco Systems' VPN Concentrator Series finished a close second in this category. Readers praised its flexible, reliable and high-performance remote-access features. Cisco consistently scored well for its authentication support; end user transparency and ease of use; investment ROI; and extensibility. The Cisco VPN 3000 Series offers both IPsec and SSL VPN connectivity on a single platform.

One of its biggest selling points has been that it's easy to deploy, featuring an integrated Web-based management system with an interface for configuring and monitoring remote users.

It is also considered one of the more affordable products around, with no added licensing costs for special features. Cisco has also touted the fact that it offers extensive application support through its dynamically downloaded SSL VPN client for WebVPN, enabling network-layer connectivity to virtually any application.

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