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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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ESG: A Phased Approach to Network Access Control (NAC)
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Learn how Symantec Network Access Control can provide the secret to NAC success by offering a practical, phased implementation approach and by aligning NAC with business requirements.
Posted: 29 Jul 2008 | Published: 01 Jul 2008

Symantec Corporation

Secure Mobile Computing: Using Two-factor Authentication with VPNs and Disk Encryption
sponsored by Aladdin Knowledge Systems
WHITE PAPER: Although mobile computing offers organizations many competitive advantages, it also entails significant security risks to corporate networks and sensitive corporate data. Read this whitepaper to learn about strong authentication solutions.
Posted: 28 Jul 2008 | Published: 11 Jun 2008

Aladdin Knowledge Systems

Wireless LANs Standards: Where Are We Now?
sponsored by Burton Group
WHITE PAPER: Not all standards are created equal. Some are technically elegant but achieve little market adoption. Others are broadly deployed.
Posted: 18 Jul 2008 | Published: 13 Nov 2006

Burton Group

Security for Wireless Networks: A Comparison among SSL, IPSec and Mobile VPNs
sponsored by NetMotion Wireless
WHITE PAPER: This paper outlines common threats and issues regarding wireless security in the context of typical uses of mobile devices over wireless networks and evaluates secure remote access solutions in comparison with NetMotion Mobility XE.
Posted: 27 Jun 2008 | Published: 01 Jun 2008

NetMotion Wireless

Clean VPN Approach to Secure Remote Access
sponsored by SonicWALL
WHITE PAPER: In this whitepaper learn how integrating SonicWALL SSL VPN/Secure Remote Access, SonicWALL Network Security Appliance, and SonicWALL Global Management System solutions offer organizations a single solution for defense-indepth security.
Posted: 25 Jun 2008 | Published: 01 Jun 2008

SonicWALL

Mobile NAC: Protecting Network Security by Protecting Mobile Endpoints
sponsored by Fiberlink Communications
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses a new approach to Network Access Control that overcomes both of these shortcomings of conventional NAC products.
Posted: 05 Jun 2008 | Published: 05 Jun 2008

Fiberlink Communications

Optimizing WAN Performance: Accelerating Market Growth
sponsored by Burton Group
WHITE PAPER: This report, updated by Senior Analyst Eric Siegel, describes cost-effective bandwidth optimization techniques such as compression and caching along with protocol optimization techniques and wide-area file services (WAFS) technologies.
Posted: 18 Apr 2008 | Published: 03 Jan 2006

Burton Group

Realizing Business Value in Managed File Transfer
sponsored by GlobalScape
WHITE PAPER: Managed File Transfer (MFT) is optimized for moving data; often bulk data, in a secure way that additionally involves the ability to manage data.
Posted: 16 Apr 2008 | Published: 15 Apr 2008

GlobalScape

WAN Optimization in MPLS Networks - The Transparency Challenge
sponsored by Expand Networks
WHITE PAPER: Today's modern Wide Area Networks (WANs), such as MPLS networks, provide much more than just a framework for information transport.
Posted: 19 Mar 2008 | Published: 01 May 2005

Expand Networks

Exploiting IT Networks to Create Sticky Services
sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent
WHITE PAPER: This paper has examined the kinds of sticky services deployable today over advanced IP networks.
Posted: 15 Jan 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2008

Alcatel-Lucent

Network Access Control: User and Device Authentication
sponsored by Intel Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Networking has evolved to support both wired and wireless access, securing corporate networks from attack is even more essential. This white paper discusses how your organization can authenticate users and devices before they connect to the network.
Posted: 31 Aug 2007 | Published: 01 Aug 2005

Intel Corporation

Optimizing WAN Performance for the Global Enterprise
sponsored by Intel Corporation
WHITE PAPER: WAN performance is critical to enterprise business around the globe. Read this white paper to learn the latest WAN optimization technologies, market products available for optimizations and analyst recommended WAN best practices.
Posted: 31 Aug 2007 | Published: 01 May 2006

Intel Corporation

Integrating Mobile Access into Your VPN Environment
sponsored by AT&T Corp
WHITE PAPER: Enterprises are increasingly facing the task of integrating a variety of access services and devices onto their Virtual Private Networks (VPN). This white paper takes a closer look at some key issues that arise when bringing access methods into your VPN.
Posted: 31 May 2007 | Published: 07 Jun 2006

AT&T Corp

Wireless Protection for the Mobile Workforce
sponsored by AirDefense Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Growing threats could compromise wireless LAN devices at hotspots, airports, hotels and other public access networks. Learn how to enforce corporate policies & defend mobile clients from attacks that happen outside the secure enterprise per...
Posted: 26 Sep 2006 | Published: 01 Sep 2006

AirDefense Inc.

Troubleshooting Switched Environments
sponsored by Fluke Networks
WHITE PAPER: A basic problem in troubleshooting switches is an inability to "see" inside. The white paper, Troubleshooting Switched Environments, describes five fundamental approaches to gain visibility into a switch.
Posted: 21 Aug 2006 | Published: 01 Apr 2004

Fluke Networks

BlackBerry® by Research In Motion: An @stake Security Assessment
sponsored by BlackBerry
WHITE PAPER: Research In Motion (RIM) engaged @stake, Inc. to perform a Product Penetration Assessment of the Java™ based BlackBerry Wireless Handhelds™ supporting components.
Posted: 11 Aug 2006 | Published: 01 Nov 2003

BlackBerry

New Revenue Streams with MPLS Service Differentiation: Public Interoperability Event Test Plan and Results
sponsored by RAD Data Communications
WHITE PAPER: This interoperability event has been organized by the MPLS & Frame Relay Alliance and the European Advanced Networking Test Center (EANTC), and hosted by Upperside.
Posted: 30 Mar 2005 | Published: 01 Jan 2004

RAD Data 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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