Remote Access VPN Appliances Buyer's Guide

Enterprise Network Planet has a nice write up by Lisa Phifer of Core Competence on the nuance of VPN appliances for your network. Read the entire article at: Remote Access VPN Appliances Buyer's Guide: -

There is a nice summary that follows after the fold, but read the two page document when your staff is giving you solutions, to compare reality with hope for your DCinema network.



To map your requirements to individual product capabilities and features, a VPN features guide can help. For example, see SP 800-113 Guide to SSL VPNs, published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Those seeking VPN appliances that also speak IPsec should also consult the older SP 800-77 Guide to IPsec VPNs. Below is a summary of the VPN features you'll find covered in these guides.

Product roll call

These are just some of the many features and capabilities found in contemporary remote access VPN appliances. Vendors in this market include Cisco Systems, Citrix Systems, Check Point, F5 Networks, Juniper Networks, and SonicWall (to name just a few).

To more fully illustrate this category, EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet will profile several remote access VPN lines, including SonicWall's Aventail E-Class SRA appliances, Cisco's ASA 5500 Series appliances, and Juniper's MAG Series JunOS Pulse Gateways. Stay tuned ...

Lisa Phifer owns Core Competence, a consulting firm focused on business use of emerging network and security technologies. With over 25 years in the network industry, Lisa has reviewed, deployed and tested network security products for nearly a decade.