The best SSL VPN products for you: A buyer's guide

Last updated:October 2015

Editor's note

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.

1The 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.

2Procuring 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.

3The 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.

4A 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.