• Review

    6 great free VPNs to keep you safe

    Posted October 18, 2013 - 2:54 pm

    Want to be safe when using the Internet or sharing files away when you're at a WiFi hot spot or are away from your office? Here are six great Virtual Private Network (VPN) solutions that do that for you -- and you won't even have to spend a penny on them.
  • How to roll your own VPN

    Posted August 1, 2013 - 4:52 pm

    With free open source OpenVPN and a low-cost VPS, you can have a secure connection from any location.
  • Review

    Microsoft DirectAccess impresses

    Posted April 22, 2013 - 4:39 pm

    Available since Windows Server 2008 R2, Microsoft's DirectAccess server role became fully integrated with the OS in Windows Server 2012. DirectAccess is designed to connect a VPN-type session automatically as soon as a compatible Windows client is connected to the Internet.
  • Review

    Cisco edges F5 in VPN shootout

    Posted April 22, 2013 - 1:43 pm

    We tested five products that deliver remote SSL/VPN connectivity. Here's how they stack up.
  • Why VPN logs don't measure worker performance

    Posted March 20, 2013 - 11:26 am

    Yahoo is looking at it wrong. A decade or more into the work from home debate, companies still haven't figured out how to make it work.
  • How (and why) to set up a VPN today

    Posted March 20, 2013 - 11:10 am

    Investing in a good VPN is one of the smartest steps you can take toward improving your online privacy. We'll show you how to do it right.
  • Users flock to Japan student's firewall-busting thesis project

    Posted March 13, 2013 - 6:50 am

    'VPN Gate,' designed by PhD student Daiyuu Nobori to circumvent government firewalls, has drawn 77,000 users in less than a week.
  • Skytap's strategy: Get into the enterprise through test and dev

    Posted November 15, 2012 - 5:55 pm

    Skytap announced new features this week aimed at its test and dev customers. The company's strategy is to get a firm foothold in test and dev with the hopes that customers will choose it for full production when they're ready to move to the cloud.
  • Caveats for VPN users in public Wi-Fi hotspot networks

    Posted October 31, 2012 - 3:28 pm

    Using non-secured public Wi-Fi hotspots can leave you vulnerable to identity theft, data theft, snooping, impersonation and malware infection. That's why so many people rely on public virtual private network services, but VPNs are no panacea. Here are five potential gotchas.
  • Review

    LogMeIn Hamachi gives small businesses most of the VPN they need for free

    Posted July 20, 2012 - 10:34 pm

    If you're looking for a VPN (virtual private network) that's easy to use and requires no hardware, LogMeIn Hamachi is definitely worth a look. It's hosted--LogMeIn handles all the traffic control and network chores via its own Internet portal/service--and it works well for up to five PCs.
  • Set up your office network for telecommuting

    Posted September 29, 2011 - 3:12 pm

    There comes a time in most businesses when circumstances dictate that one or more users work from home either full- or part-time. In other cases, it may simply be convenient for business owners and employees to be able to use company resources from home or (unfortunately) while on vacation.
  • FBI makes easy catch of alleged LulzSec hacker 'Recursion' for Sony data breach

    Posted September 23, 2011 - 1:26 pm

    The FBI has arrested a 23-year-old man it accuses of being LulzSec member "Recursion," for his alleged involvement in one of many attacks on Sony in April and May.
  • Two reasonably cheap ways to get to your data when you're on the road

    Posted May 9, 2011 - 11:56 am

    Whether by phone or easy-as-pie USB-key based VPN getting to data you don't have with you can be a lifesaver. Now all you have to do is make sure the data you have are worth accessing.
  • Connect to the VPN at work from your iPad

    Posted May 3, 2011 - 9:35 am

    While there are plenty of ways to protect your iPad and its data from ne’er do wells, one way is of specific interest to business users: the virtual private network or VPN.
  • What do you use to keep your WiFi secure?

    Posted March 22, 2011 - 1:37 pm

    Corporate WiFi security choices depend on a lot of compromises a savvy geek doesn't have to accept for personal use. So what do you use? VPNs? Proxies? Paid? Free? Other?
  • Review

    Cisco sets the bar for mobile security

    Posted March 21, 2011 - 12:12 pm

    Cisco has been a leader in remote access VPNs since 1999, and its latest release, the AnyConnect Secure Mobility Solution, will make both end users and network managers very happy, despite a few rough parts.
  • Review

    Cisco's AnyConnect Secure Mobility Solution may leave SMBs out in the cold

    Posted March 21, 2011 - 10:17 am

    Cisco's AnyConnect Secure Mobility Solution is a two-box enterprise play that poses some problems for small and midsized businesses.
  • Three personal VPNs offer safer Wi-Fi

    Posted January 20, 2011 - 12:54 pm

    It's a truth universally acknowledged that public Wi-Fi hotspots aren't secure, but they're so convenient that most of us use them anyway. That's why there was something of a panic last year when Eric Butler showed everyone how easy it is to hijack Facebook, Twitter and PayPal accounts on open Wi-Fi networks via his FireSheep Firefox add-on.
  • Simple, cheap apps keep your secrets online

    Posted January 13, 2011 - 6:58 pm

    There are too many hacks and too many nuclear cookies to risk wireless browsing unprotected; easy, cheap VPNs are one good answer.
  • What types of remote connections are available to access cloud resources at an offsite provider’s data center?

    Posted January 4, 2011 - 3:57 pm

    There are at least three different ways, and chances are you might need all three for doing different tasks, such as populating a database or Web server, managing your Windows server with the graphical Microsoft tools such as Server Manager, or running a virtual private network between your desktop and the cloud. Read more for the complete answer to this question ...
  • Fortinet unveils high-speed security blade for Fortigate-5000 chassis

    Posted November 30, 2010 - 3:37 pm

    Fortinet today introduced a high-speed security blade that combines a slew of capabilities -- including firewall, VPN, intrusion prevention, identity-based application controls, anti-virus, anti-spam and Web filtering -- and delivers up to 40G bit/sec throughput.
  • Microsoft settles VPN patent case for $200M

    Posted May 17, 2010 - 3:33 pm

    Microsoft today said it will pay communications software maker VirnetX $200 million to settle a three-year-old patent infringement case.
  • Five important Windows 7 mobility features

    Posted October 30, 2009 - 8:28 am

    While the marketing phrase "It doesn't suck as much as Vista" isn't probably top-of-mind in Redmond, Windows 7 does have some things that are appealing, particularly in the mobile space.
  • What to do about bandwidth hogs?

    Posted September 24, 2009 - 8:37 pm

    InTown Suites, a low-cost extended-stay living chain, had a problem with users of file sharing applications who were consuming all of its network bandwidth. Here’s how they solved the problem.
  • 8 ways modern technology could help "Mad Men"

    Posted August 24, 2009 - 5:19 pm

    From Facebook and Twitter to smartphones and VPNs, a look at how modern technology would have saved Sterling Cooper countless headaches.
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