SSL VPNs to take over remote access

    Date24 Jan 2003
    CategoryCryptography
    3342
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Virtual private networks (VPNs) based on SSL are an increasingly common option for remote access. One service provider has launched a box to do the job Virtual private networks built on the Web's secure sockets layer (SSL) are tipped as . . . Virtual private networks (VPNs) based on SSL are an increasingly common option for remote access. One service provider has launched a box to do the job Virtual private networks built on the Web's secure sockets layer (SSL) are tipped as the hottest way to give employees and business partners access to corporate applications. Aventail, one of the first in this field as a service-provider, has moved into hardware, to provide a specialised SSL VPN appliance.

    Virtual private networks use encryption to make a secure path across the Internet. Because SSL encryption is available in Web browsers, VPNs based on SSL can be used without special client software, even from kiosks and Internet cafés.

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