December 19, 2000, 3:48 PM — The VPN market is hot. Driven by fear of hackers and the economics of the Internet, VPNs -- which create encrypted data tunnels through the 'Net -- are becoming almost commonplace. Every network manager should be thinking about how to fit them into their short and long-term strategies.
Vendor consolidation, better price/performance and new enterprise features mean good things for your network.
Nokia tops the lot in reliability and load-balancing performance.
Our database includes VPN products from 23 vendors.
Three users describe the pros and cons of VPN service deployments.
The problem with high availability is that it generally tries to make more than one system look like a single box: one IP address, one media access control address.
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