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DEFINITION: A hardware VPN is a virtual private network ( VPN) based on a single, stand-alone device. The device, which contains a dedicated processor, manages authentication, encryption, and other VPN functions, and provides a hardware firewall. Hardware VPNs provide enhanced security for the enterprise in much the same way that hardware routers offer additional security (when compared to firewall programs)  … 
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VPN White Papers (View All Report Types)
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Mobilize Your Corporate Content and Apps
sponsored by IBM MaaS360
WHITE PAPER: Mobile collaboration holds the key to unlocking tremendous productivity, but many organizations have only begun to scratch the surface of mobile strategies. Discover how developing custom applications will greatly benefit your organization over current technologies filled with pitfalls.
Posted: 18 May 2016 | Published: 31 Mar 2016

IBM MaaS360

Extending Your VPN Is the Key to Cloud Success in Government and Education
sponsored by AT&T
WHITE PAPER: It's no surprise that so many IT teams for public institutions are keeping cloud models in mind when upgrading their infrastructures. Access this white paper to learn the benefits they are looking to gain and how they are going about achieving them with a VPN model designed to address specific cloud connectivity challenges.
Posted: 11 May 2016 | Published: 04 May 2016

AT&T

Why extending Your VPN to the cloud will bring better performance and security
sponsored by AT&T
WHITE PAPER: As more applications get delivered through cloud models, IT must ensure maximum performance and availability. Why should you look to extend the capabilities of a VPN that is already in place? Learn the benefits of VPN-based connectivity for the cloud inside.
Posted: 29 Apr 2016 | Published: 20 Apr 2016

AT&T

Improve Communication between Branch Offices
sponsored by LiveAction
WHITE PAPER: Many organizations are migrating part or all of their WAN environments to Internet based VPN strategies to gain the benefit of low cost, high bandwidth connectivity. While organizations are still transitioning to these networks, there is a need for quality-of-service (QoS) protection as the Internet is not QoS aware.
Posted: 16 Mar 2016 | Published: 29 Dec 2014

LiveAction

Do You Need a VPN, Firewall or Both?
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: In this Global Knowledge white paper, discover when VPNs and firewalls are most effective, suggestions for deployment, when a unified threat management system is worth considering, and hardware vs. software concerns.
Posted: 12 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Global Knowledge

The State of Software-Defined WAN
sponsored by Silver Peak
WHITE PAPER: This resource explores key trends in software-defined networks and offers in-depth advice on how to address the limitations of today's VPN. Read on to see how software-defined WANs could help your company maximize its investments with the cloud.
Posted: 12 Feb 2016 | Published: 12 Feb 2016

Silver Peak

Speed, Security, Availability: Apps Delivered Wherever You Are
sponsored by F5 Networks
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn how to protect your cloud applications with an app-centric strategy that provides certainty that app delivery will be seamless no matter where you are, security that meets requirements across hybrid environments, allows for deeper visibility, and mitigates risk with consistent policies, and more.
Posted: 23 Oct 2015 | Published: 23 Oct 2015

F5 Networks

Five Ways Network Virtualization Will Revolutionize IT
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: Discover how Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) will revolutionize IT and change the way you think about network connectivity, and perhaps even application development.
Posted: 10 Nov 2014 | Published: 10 Nov 2014

Global Knowledge

Why and How You Should Use a VPN
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This resource explains why VPNs are instrumental in eliminating the risk of public wired and wireless connections; how to use VPN at home and on the go; and how to choose a VPN provider.
Posted: 27 Aug 2014 | Published: 27 Aug 2014

Global Knowledge

Critical Concepts of the 200-120 CCNA Routing and Switching Exam
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This paper reviews the major concepts covered on the Cisco Certified Network Associate Routing and Switching exam as of spring 2013.
Posted: 11 Jul 2014 | Published: 11 Jul 2014

Global Knowledge

Trends in Enterprise Mobility
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
WHITE PAPER: This research report from Comptia offers advice to organisations on provisioning mobile devices, assesses the benefits of mobile and identifies the challenges of remote working.
Posted: 22 Apr 2013 | Published: 22 Apr 2013

ComputerWeekly.com

Get the Network Protection You Need with Next Generation Firewalls
sponsored by CDW Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover what a next-generation firewall can do for your organization in terms of network security.
Posted: 03 Oct 2014 | Published: 03 Oct 2014

CDW Corporation

Network Protection and UTM Buyer's Guide
sponsored by Sophos, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how this UTM solution can provide the highest standards of network security within the cloud, while integrating multiple security capabilities on a single platform.
Posted: 03 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Sophos, Inc.

Evolving Security Technologies Present New Opportunities for Businesses
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive paper examines the technologies that are changing the enterprise and effects that they have on your security environment. Read on and also learn about emerging security trends and requirements that can help keep your organization safe as technologies evolve.
Posted: 14 Mar 2014 | Published: 14 Mar 2014

Fortinet, Inc.

Mobile Connect for iOS: Superior Network-Level Access for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch Users
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: Discover how Apple® iPad®, iPhone® and iPod touch® users can get superior network-level access to corporate, academic and government resources over encrypted SSL VPN connections, affording complete privacy and authentication.
Posted: 12 Feb 2014 | Published: 12 Feb 2014

Dell Software

As data grows, so do the risks: How to improve data and app sec
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this resource for a cloud solution that uses a combination of hardware, software, and services with advanced technologies to ensure data and application security, while allowing you to focus on business priorities.
Posted: 06 Nov 2013 | Published: 30 Sep 2012

IBM

BYOD: Bring Your Own Device – or Bring Your Own Danger?
sponsored by WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This resource reveals the major issues plaguing BYOD – from data loss and viruses to policy enforcement and lack of IT insight – and outlines ten strategic points you should include in your BYOD planning process to ensure success.
Posted: 26 Aug 2013 | Published: 11 Jan 2013

WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.

Network Rightsizing Blueprint for the Next-Generation Workplace
sponsored by Aruba Networks
WHITE PAPER: This resource provides a blueprint for the workplace of the future, explaining in-depth the four key characteristics of the network in a next-gen enterprise. View now to learn how to prepare for, embrace, and enjoy the many benefits of a mobile enterprise.
Posted: 17 Jul 2013 | Published: 20 May 2013

Aruba Networks

Intelligent Authentication and User Access Balancing Security and Convenience
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: Inside this vital resource, uncover the new technologies and trends sweeping the nation – and the security effects they are having – and discover how advanced intelligent authentication is key to ensuring your security needs are met.
Posted: 12 Jul 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

CA Technologies.

The Great Multi Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) Migration
sponsored by SingTel
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive resource explains the differences between MPLS and IPSec, detailing the benefits and drawbacks to each, as well as the overall benefits that can be achieved by migrating to MPLS.
Posted: 10 Jun 2013 | Published: 10 Jun 2013

SingTel

The Business Platform Choice: Delivering IT - Business Integration with IPVPN
sponsored by SingTel
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive paper examines how leveraging IP VPN technology to seamlessly integrate ICT services into the execution of business strategies can drive innovation and increase efficiency.
Posted: 10 Jun 2013 | Published: 10 Jun 2013

SingTel

Mitigating Risk in a Mobile World
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Discover why flexible architectures – such as cloud-based security services – can help your organization enjoy the benefits of enterprise mobility by mitigating its inherent risks.
Posted: 05 Sep 2012 | Published: 05 Sep 2012

Symantec Corporation

The Art of Teleworking
sponsored by Polycom, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper analyzes the teleworker's primary challenges and offers ideas for overcoming them. It highlights the advances of technology that make teleworking truly successful and of greater benefit to both teleworkers and their organizations.
Posted: 05 Sep 2012 | Published: 31 Oct 2011

Polycom, Inc.

Mobile Device Management Cloud Report
sponsored by Zenprise
WHITE PAPER: This quarterly report on mobile device management (MDM) cloud practices explores the latest trends surrounding the device enrollment, application usage, and security of mobile devices in the enterprise.
Posted: 10 Aug 2012 | Published: 10 Aug 2012

Zenprise

Next Generation Enterprise WAN Regional WAN Remote Access VPN overview
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper to learn how deploying routed WAN solutions for borderless networks enables your business to support mobile workers and branch offices therefore contributing to increased productivity and performance across the enterprise.
Posted: 11 Jul 2012 | Published: 11 Jul 2012

Cisco Systems, Inc.
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VPN DEFINITION (continued): …  for home and small-business computer users. A traditional VPN is, essentially, a set of programs on the same platform as the network operating system. Such a VPN provides remote offices or individual users with secure access to their organization's network by using the shared public telecommunications infrastructure and standard security measures. Hardware VPNs offer a number of advantages over the software-based VPN. In addition to enhanced security, hardware VPNs provide load balancing and the ability to handle large client loads. Administration is managed through a Web browser interface. A … 
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