Required VPN components. Left: VPN gateway; Top right: VPN router; Bottom right: VPN concentrator (clients run VPN software)
To deploy a workable VPN solution, numerous different elements are needed at various steps along the way -- from the client, through the cloud, to the network boundary and into enterprise networks. Here are the VPN requirements and components needed for setup:
- Client VPN software to make a secure remote connection
- VPN-aware routers and firewalls to permit legitimate VPN traffic to pass unhindered
- VPN appliance/concentrator/server to handle and manage incoming VPN traffic, establish and manage VPN sessions and their access to network resources
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This was first published in October 2011