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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

Ditching the VPN Fob
sponsored by BlackBerry
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses why the traditional VPN fob is an outdated solution and gives suggestions for adopting new forms of mobile authentication.
Posted: 13 Oct 2015 | Published: 13 Oct 2015


Enable Seamless Mobile Access and Productivity without VPNs
sponsored by BlackBerry
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will learn how to enable your IT team to create seamless mobile access across all mobile devices without a VPN. Learn about a device integration platform that is fully protected by IT policies and firewall, which provides secure access to work apps and data.
Posted: 13 Oct 2015 | Published: 13 Oct 2015


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


Case Study: Improving Global Communications Through Network Agility
sponsored by F5 Networks
CASE STUDY: This case study details how one global mining company was able to overcome its slowed application performance by optimizing IP networking. Read on to learn about the benefits this company was able to achieve.
Posted: 24 Aug 2015 | Published: 24 Aug 2015

F5 Networks

IPv6 Leakage and DNS Hijacking in Commercial VPN clients
sponsored by
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: Services used by hundreds of thousands of people to protect their identity on the web are vulnerable to leaks, according to this report researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and others.
Posted: 29 Jul 2015 | Published: 29 Jul 2015

Putting the UX Into VPN
sponsored by BlackBerry
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the challenges associated with current VPN technology and the need for a better solution. Read on to discover a VPN authentication platform designed to give customers a simplified, more secure VPN.
Posted: 28 Jul 2015 | Published: 30 Jun 2015


Productivity at Last: How to Safely Set your Mobile Workers Free
sponsored by BlackBerry
WEBCAST: Access this webcast to learn how to implement mobile solutions that overcome challenges such as VPN connectivity, collaboration application security and cross-platform content management to achieve the productivity benefits you want.
Posted: 09 Jul 2015 | Premiered: Jul 9, 2015


Keep Corporate Data Secure in a BYOD World
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
EGUIDE: Access this expert eGuide to learn the secrets of securing your data from the three common threat vectors by ensuring you have the right VPN features.
Posted: 26 Jun 2015 | Published: 26 Jun 2015

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Single-Sign-On: Streamlining Remote Access
sponsored by SecureAuth
CASE STUDY: This case study explores how to use multi-factor authentication and single-sign-on (SSO) to remove the reliance on tokens and secure access to the enterprise network and data. Access now to examine how one organization was able to overcome authentication and access challenges using this strategy.
Posted: 07 May 2015 | Published: 25 Feb 2015


Agility in the Data Center
sponsored by
EBOOK: This expert guide offers all the information you need to discover whether or not SDN is a good fit for your organization. Learn how the pros and cons of SDN and how you should go about implementing it.
Posted: 06 Apr 2015 | Published: 06 Apr 2015

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


Bringing Your Corporate Content and Apps into the Mobile Era
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Today, mobile collaboration is the key to unlocking enterprise productivity. This white paper examines a comprehensive mobile security strategy that will give your employees unparalleled access to resources behind your firewall, while also securing your data.
Posted: 22 Jul 2014 | Published: 29 Jul 2011


WAN Speak Musings – Volume III
sponsored by
ANALYST REPORT: Analysts Clive Longbottom and Bob Tarzey discuss all things network related in this series of 11 short business focused articles.
Posted: 01 Nov 2013 | Published: 01 Nov 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

Minimise the Security Risks of Mobile Email Access
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide will teach you how to put airtight security measures on remote e-mail access.
Posted: 31 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

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.

Robert Walters - Global IP VPN
sponsored by Telstra Global
CASE STUDY: This exclusive case study discusses how a global recruitment firm was able to use a VPN solution to provide branch offices and mobile workers with reliable and high-performing network resources, allowing them to stay connected, productive, and efficient.
Posted: 20 Jun 2014 | Published: 20 Jun 2014

Telstra Global

Computer Weekly – 22 April 2014: Adapting to life after Heartbleed
sponsored by
EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, we investigate the most significant flaw in recent history to impact the internet. The Heartbleed bug in OpenSSL leaves millions of internet servers vulnerable to attack. Hackers have already exploited Heartbleed to steal passwords from the Mumsnet parenting site. What can websites do to foil future attacks?
Posted: 22 Apr 2014 | Published: 22 Apr 2014

Computer Weekly – 15 April 2014: Spies in the VPN
sponsored by
EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, the NSA/GCHQ snooping scandal has added to concerns about security of virtual private networks (VPNs) – we find out how IT chiefs should respond. Windows XP support has now ended – we look at what it means for the remaining users. And we examine the benefits of data visualisation tools. Read the issue now.
Posted: 14 Apr 2014 | Published: 15 Apr 2014

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.

Network Evolution – March 2014
sponsored by
EZINE: In this issue of Network Evolution, cloud and managed VPN providers offer alternatives to managing VPNs in-house. We also explore OpenStack Neutron and changing roles of networking pros.
Posted: 28 Feb 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

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


File Sync and Share: Risks, Rewards, Considerations, and Deployment Options
sponsored by Dropbox for Business
EGUIDE: This e-guide discusses the risks, rewards and deployment options for enterprise file sync-and-share and reveals key security considerations and product features to pay attention to. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 28 Oct 2013 | Published: 28 Oct 2013

Dropbox for Business
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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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