TITLE

SSL VPNs---An Independent Taxonomy

AUTHOR(S)
Bruno, Charles; Suryaprasad, Deepa
PUB. DATE
November 2004
SOURCE
Business Communications Review;Nov2004, Vol. 34 Issue 11, p28
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article presents a brief summary of the primary Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), virtual private networks (VPN) functions that should be central to any customer's SSL VPN evaluation. One of the ironies of SSL VPNs is that the complexity of this remote access technology can be masked almost completely from even the most neophyte user. Network managers can configure SSL VPNs to welcome users with the usual application interfaces, or with customizable Web pages, including hot links for the various resources of the corporate network. SSL VPNs simplify remote access to enterprise resources, but deployment requires careful planning and a thorough understanding of the security and access control choices involved. Four SSL VPN technology factors emerge as the key underpinnings of the technology: Application access methods; authentication/authorization services; endpoint security and access control policies. Four SSL VPN technology factors emerge as the key underpinnings of the technology: Application access methods; authentication/authorization services; endpoint security and access control policies. INSETS: Vendors Identity Top SSL VPN Criteria;Souped-up SSL For The Fast Lane.
ACCESSION #
15056730

 

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