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VPNs and WAN Security News
June 15, 2017
Aryaka introduced SmartACCESS, a software-defined remote access-as-a-service product that merges its CDN and private network to speed remote and mobile users' connections.
March 01, 2016
SD-WAN means you're not just limited to an MPLS connection at every site anymore. The flexibility and cost savings of combining MPLS with Internet is great, but is it secure?
February 03, 2016
Faced with little time and strict security needs, U.S. Army network engineers came up with an inventive way to use a network tunnel to improve communications amid the Ebola crisis.
June 08, 2015
At Cisco Live, Cisco introduces product enhancements that fit within its overall ACI security strategy.
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A virtual private network (VPN) is a technology that creates a safe and encrypted connection over a less secure network, such as the internet. Continue Reading
A NAT (Network Address Translation or Network Address Translator) is the virtualization of Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. NAT helps improve security and decrease the number of IP addresses an organization needs. Continue Reading
Monitoring VPN traffic is a critical task. Expert Kevin Beaver explains what to look for in a VPN traffic monitoring tool and offers a few free and open source options for enterprises to consider. Continue Reading
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For all the gripes enterprises have about MPLS, one point of contention remains: Branches directly connected to the Internet don't feel safe. Is that still true in the age of SD-WAN? Continue Reading
This slideshow highlights the best VPNs used in enterprise wide-area networks (WANs) and offers principles for designing and implementing virtual private network (VPN) clients in the enterprise. Continue Reading
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In part two of a three-part series, an expert looks at how hybrid VPNs are impacted by the shift from private services to the public Internet. Continue Reading
Expert Julian Weinberger says that locking your VPN parameters can help secure your VPN tunnel by blocking users from changing configurations. Continue Reading
VPN security issues in the cloud aren't uncommon, but they can be easily avoided with a few simple measures. Expert Dejan Lukan explains how. Continue Reading
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Expert Julian Weinberger says limiting user VPN access can help enterprises enforce security and BYOD policies and reduce risk at the same time. Continue Reading
In order to facilitate an MPLS link for your VPN, you need to follow four key steps -- including a provider- agnostic design and review. Continue Reading
Expert lists strong encryption settings and security policies, among others, as ways to use security and design to strengthen VPNs. Continue Reading