Transported to a more secure environment
Virtual private networks (VPNs) are a real boon when it comes to reducing the cost of business communication, while at the same time extending secure remote access to teleworkers, travellers and mobile professionals. But deploying and managing a secure VPN can be challenging, to say the least. So, what are your options, if you want to be really safe?
Transport Layer Security (TLS) – successor to Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) – should certainly be high in your thoughts. For those not too familiar with the technology, this is a point-to-point communication encryption mechanism that can be used in a variety of applications for securing traffic (HTTPS, SMTPS, POP3S etc). A TLS-based VPN enables otherwise non-encrypted traffic to travel down an encrypted path. The upshot is the safeguarding of sensitive data on websites, intranets and extranets.
A VPN can be configured to only route secure traffic,...