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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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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

An Intro to Mobile Virtualization Services
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: As companies face multiple security- and cost-related challenges by supporting the always-on employee, mobile virtualization strategies are evolving. Access this white paper and learn how a comprehensive approach allows you to support remote and branch workers in a secure environment.
Posted: 01 Sep 2015 | Published: 31 Oct 2014


5 Insider Tips for VPN Attack Protection
sponsored by SecureAuth
WHITE PAPER: This expert white paper examines the five tips to mitigating VPN breaches and protecting your data.  Read on to learn more.
Posted: 30 Mar 2015 | Published: 04 Mar 2015


Citrix XenApp: Single point of access, single point of control
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive resource discusses a solution that provides secure, high-performance remote access to individualized Windows business applications that are centrally managed and secured in the data center.
Posted: 14 Jun 2013 | Published: 14 Jun 2013


Trends in Enterprise Mobility
sponsored by
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

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


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


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


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


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.

Next Generation Enterprise WAN DMVPN
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper that outlines steps for migrating from DMVPN to GET VPN, and learn about what benefits you stand to gain by doing so.
Posted: 11 Jul 2012 | Published: 11 Jul 2012

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Mobilize to Rightsize Your Network
sponsored by Aruba Networks
WHITE PAPER: Uncover how rightsizing your network can help you determine where wired network capacity can be offset with more cost-effective Wi-Fi options - helping you save money, time, and space!
Posted: 30 May 2012 | Published: 14 Mar 2011

Aruba Networks

A Business Guide to MPLS IP VPN Migration: Five Critical Factors
sponsored by XO Communications
WHITE PAPER: Uncover five critical factors for a successful migration to an MPLS IP VPN service in this whitepaper. Learn the evolving needs of today’s enterprise networks and uncover how an MPLS-based IP VPN can help you fulfill these wants and needs.
Posted: 25 May 2012 | Published: 30 Apr 2012

XO Communications

Key Considerations for MPLS IP-VPN Success
sponsored by XO Communications
WHITE PAPER: Uncover the benefits of an MPLS-based private IP network and learn how it can not only help you simplify network management and reduce costs, but also prioritize application, create and improve disaster recovery, and much more!
Posted: 25 May 2012 | Published: 30 Apr 2012

XO Communications

How to Accurately Detect and Correct Packet Loss
sponsored by Silver Peak
WHITE PAPER: This paper explains how packet loss can be properly measured throughout an enterprise, and what can be done to mitigate its effects in real-time.
Posted: 21 May 2012 | Published: 31 Dec 2010

Silver Peak

WAN and VPN Solutions: Choosing the Best Type for your Organization
sponsored by XO Communications
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper describes the different WAN and VPN options organizations have, and helps you figure out which would be the best for your particular needs.
Posted: 08 Mar 2012 | Published: 07 Mar 2012

XO Communications
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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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