Network-dependent companies are excited by the benefits promised by the virtual private network, including lower costs, greater flexibility, and improvements in connectivity. But they also have questions: What benefits are real? How can they be measured? What are the expenses and the dangers?
Virtual Private Networks: Making the Right Connection is an intelligent introduction written especially for business and IT professionals who want a realistic assessment of what a VPN can provide for their organizations. Covering advantages and risks, this book expands your understanding of what you can do with a VPN, while detailing all that implementing it will demand of you. With its help, you'll find your way through VPN hype to the answers you need to make sound decisions.
- Thoroughly explains VPN concepts and technologies, and examines the potential of VPNs as intranets, extranets, and remote access solutions.
- Covers essential VPN topics like tunneling, encapsulation, encryption, security, and protocols.
- Provides detailed points of comparison between typical VPN costs and the costs of maintaining traditional WANs.
- Offers frank consideration of the hidden costs and risks sometimes associated with VPNs, helping you decide if a VPN is right for you.
- Lists and assesses the software and hardware products you may need to implement a VPN.
- Discusses both Internet-based VPNs and VPN services offered by providers of "private" ATM and frame relay networks, detailing the pros and cons of each.
CHAPTER 1 DEFINING THE VPN
1.1 What is a VPN?
1.2 What a VPN is good for and why you should consider building one.
1.2.1 Economies of Sharing
1.2.3 Worldwide connectivity on a budget
1.2.4 The VPN and the Mobil Workforce
1.3 Every Silver Lining has a Cloud
1.4 How a VPN works.
1.4.2 Securing the Data
1.4.3 Making the Combination Work
1.5 Where we go from here.
CHAPTER 2 How to use a VPN.
2.1 The VPN for Remote Access
2.1.1 A Medical Software Company
2.1.2 Prudential Insurance Company
2.2 The VPN as an Extranet
2.2.1 Automotive Network eXchange (ANX)
2.2.2 Open Access Same-time Information Systems (OASIS)
2.3 The VPN as an Intranet
2.3.1 Mazzio's Corp.
2.3.2 Galaxy Scientific Corporation
CHAPTER 3 The Downside to VPNs
3.1 Do You Really Need a VPN?
3.2 Connection Availability
3.3.1 Snooping or sniffing
3.3.2 Capturing Addresses
3.3.3 Session Hijacking
3.3.4 Data Tampering <BR id="C
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@qu:"Dennis Fowler provides an insightful view to both the business benefits and technical requirements to VPNs. His examples of other customers' experiences with VPNs breathe life into the discussion." @source:From the Foreword by Susan Scheer Aoko, Cisco systems, Inc.