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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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The 7 Step Hack: Thinking Like a Cybercriminal
sponsored by Bomgar Corp.
RESOURCE: Discover how even a VPN secure network can be cracked open in 7 simple steps, leaving your enterprise at the mercy of hackers. Learn how to control, monitor, and mange access to critical systems by privileged users, including third-party vendors, without leaving yourself open to malicious activity.
Posted: 22 Nov 2016 | Published: 22 Nov 2016

Bomgar Corp.

Evaluating 2 New VPN Technologies
sponsored by Optus
WHITE PAPER: Newer developments in VPN networking technology offer further benefits to organizations and their end users. This resource highlights the 5 different types of VPNs currently available, how to choose a network which aligns with your long-term business goals, and more.
Posted: 01 Nov 2016 | Published: 01 Nov 2016

Optus

4 Keys to More Effective CIO Succession Planning
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: Many companies face two dilemmas with respect to technology strategy—succession planning for retiring CIOs, and keeping up with the digital transformation of their industry. This white paper highlights the 4 keys to more effective CIO succession planning in the age of digital transformation.
Posted: 17 Oct 2016 | Published: 03 Oct 2016

Infor

Five Signs It’s Time for Mobile Workspace Delivery
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: Virtualization helped you address secure remote access and bring-your-own device (BYOD) initiatives while helping simplify IT. Learn the questions every IT organization needs to be asking about a mobile workspace strategy today.
Posted: 25 Aug 2016 | Published: 29 Jul 2016

Citrix

Enable secure mobile collaboration for your business
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

AAA WCNY Optimizes Roadside Assistance, Delivers Physical and Network Security
sponsored by Splunk
CASE STUDY: Discover how to achieve full operational visibility into your network security and firewall traffic. Learn how AAA Western and Central New York leveraged cloud to monitor their VPN, enhance PCI compliance, and deliver superior customer service—all not possible without its secure network.
Posted: 17 May 2016 | Published: 17 May 2016

Splunk

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

IPv6 Leakage and DNS Hijacking in Commercial VPN clients
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
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

ComputerWeekly.com

Agility in the Data Center
sponsored by SearchSDN.com
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

SearchSDN.com

Efficient Cloud Connectivity Ensures Optimal Cloud Computing
sponsored by Level 3 Communications, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the attraction to the cloud, and why many enterprises are now migrating their internal data center infrastructure and business applications to public and private clouds.
Posted: 03 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Level 3 Communications, Inc.

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

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

IBM

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

IT: Meet Your Agile, Hybrid Cloud Initiative
sponsored by AT&T
WEBCAST: Listen to this on-demand webinar to get expert insights from IDC analyst Courtney Munroe and Amy Machi from AT&T. They'll be discussing how you can build a hybrid cloud that provides the agility, flexibility, and low costs you want, alongside the security and control that you need.
Posted: 06 Jul 2016 | Premiered: Jun 9, 2016

AT&T

New Cloud Networking Provides the Best of Both Worlds
sponsored by AT&T
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: Cloud networking can provide the best of both worlds: performance and security of your MPLS virtual private network coupled with the speed and capabilities. This white paper details how new cloud networking can provide benefits that simplify management, enable bandwidth flexing, and more.
Posted: 01 Jul 2016 | Published: 30 Jun 2016

AT&T

Easily Access Behind-the-Firewall Resources
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Discover a solution to facilitate mobile collaboration with authorization, encryption, and containerization policies. Read on to find how it provides protected mobile access to corporate data without device VPN, uses in-app VPN tunnels to existing enterprise systems, protects sensitive corporate data with robust security policies, and more.
Posted: 17 Jun 2016 | Published: 17 Jun 2016

IBM

Extending Your VPN Is the Key to Cloud Success in Government and Education
sponsored by AT&T
WHITE PAPER: Learn about your ability to simplify management, add security, and ensure that critical areas, like compliance and data management, remain uncompromised.
Posted: 11 May 2016 | Published: 04 May 2016

AT&T

For Enterprise IT: Extend Your VPN to Bring Better Security, Performance, Reliability to the Cloud
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

Consolidating Security to Increase Performance and Lower Costs
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
CASE STUDY: This case study describes the solution that enabled a healthcare organization to compress, accelerate, and encrypt connections to low bandwidth remote locations without the need for additional devices.
Posted: 16 Feb 2016 | Published: 21 May 2015

Fortinet, Inc.

Case Study: Secure Employee Remote Access through Strong Authentication
sponsored by HID
CASE STUDY: This case study examines how a London-based mobile communications retailer secure employee remote access.
Posted: 23 Jul 2015 | Published: 25 Mar 2013

HID

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.
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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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