Secure Sockets Layer virtual private network products, also known as SSL VPNs, help to protect enterprise communication by encrypting the flow of data between client computers (individual devices such as servers, desktops, laptops and mobile devices) and the network. Today, the technology is most often used as a remote access security solution, whereby a single SSL VPN gateway (server) serves as an entry point by which many SSL VPN clients access the corporate network.
The main point of using SSL VPN products is to prevent unsanctioned parties from snooping on network communications and extricating sensitive information. Another reason is to thwart the manipulation and interception of communications during, for example, a man-in-the-middle attack.
In this buyer's guide, readers will learn how SSL VPN products work, as well the ways these products can secure network connections and communications for organizations. It also lays out what enterprises need to know before making an SSL VPN investment, and presents direct product comparisons and overviews of some of the best SSL VPN products on the market today.
The evolution of SSL VPN technology
Learn what SSL VPN technology is and how works, as well has why it helps to secure the confidentiality and integrity of network communications.
Secure sockets layer virtual private networks secure the confidentiality and integrity of network communications. Expert Karen Scarfone explains how SSL VPN products work Continue Reading
2Do I need…?-
The business case for SSL VPN products
Discover the three specific benefits of deploying SSL VPN products to better secure network connections and communications for organizations.
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Procuring SSL VPN products
Consider the following criteria as part of any evaluation when looking to find the best SSL VPN product for your organization’s needs.
Virtual private networks can differ in how they protect enterprises. Expert Karen Scarfone examines the most important criteria for evaluating SSL VPN products. Continue Reading
4Which should I buy?-
The best SSL VPN products compared
What makes a particular SSL VPN product right for an enterprise? Here we compare several leading SSL VPN vendors and review the pros and cons of their products to help you decide which might be right for your organization.
5Top product overviews-
A who's who of the market-leading SSL VPN vendors
SSL VPNs are essential for securing network connections and communications. Here's a look at some of the top SSL VPN products in the industry.
Expert Karen Scarfone examines the Check Point Mobile Access Software Blade and explains how it encrypts communications between client computers and enterprise networks. Continue Reading
Dell's SonicWALL Secure Remote Access protects the connections between client computers and enterprise networks. Expert Karen Scarfone explains how. Continue Reading
Expert Karen Scarfone takes a look at the Juniper Networks SA Series of SSL VPNs for securing the connection between clients and networks through encrypted tunnels. Continue Reading
Expert Karen Scarfone takes a look at the OpenVPN Access Server SSL VPN for securing network traffic by providing encrypted tunnels to the enterprise. Continue Reading