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melissa.mckenna
As per the requirements in the organization we work, we need to allow a private virtual network of all to access the files or web services within their PCs. I browsed the internet to acquire the knowledge on the same but was unable to achieve productive results.
Please suggest some software that has the ability to share over two standard protocol units. We require some easiest way to protect our company?s data. We need security at times of incidents like rootkit attacks and zero-day vulnerabilities.
Any help in this regard would be highly appreciated.
Thanks,
M. Melissa
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    kimberlydorothy

    Your question is somewhat unclear.
    If you need VPN-access there's always the built in functionality of RRAS in Windows Server 2008 and a lot of 3rd party products.
    If you need to secure your clients you could always use bit locker if you run Windows Vista, combined with a server/domain-isolation with a NAP-solution you could ensure that only approved clients can connect to your servers. Protection against viruses and malware could be provided by any 3rd-party product or Windows Defender / Forefront client security.

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    brock.bud

    Choosing the best method really depends on what kit you've got in place already and your budget as most VPN technology is pretty much along the same lines.

    If you've got a ""good"" external firewall, then you should be able to setup PPTP or L2TP VPN tunnels directly to that from the clients. Some firewalls even come with their own software clients that you install on the client PC. Otherwise most OS's will allow you to create VPN's natively.

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    fenton.yew

    My suggestion is that you separate these two issues as they are two distinct problems. Rootkit detection/prevention is a whole other ballgame. Zero-day exploit prevention will require adequate defense-in-depth strategies.

    NAP/NAC can help make sure machines are up to date and patched before connecting to your VPN but unfortunately, targeted rootkit attacks will go under the radar with most AV implementations. What you need to understand is "risk management."

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    brock.bud

    There are many different vendors who offer VPN solutions and each are different in their implementation but the technology used remains the same. The process is normally quite simple:

    1. Each user has a key/tag, this provides authentication.

    2. They will have some kind of VPN software to connect to the concentrator.

    3. And the VPN concentrator confirms the authentication and act's as the gateway for your VPN connection once authenticated.

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    MelinaSoy

    The discussion is directing towards something like Virtual PCs. I have heard about the technology called ?Predictive Fetching? that helps virtual computers start faster and update quickly. This technology is even cost effective and tune faster with existing configurations. Which means you?ll be able to decrease user downtime and increase user satisfaction. There are number of vendors providing similar offerings. In the recent news, it was mentioned that the version 1.0 of MokaFive's Virtual Desktop Solution is a complete virtual desktop package.

    You can check it out at:

    http://www.mokafive.com/

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    fenton.yew

    Right Buddy, with MokaFive, you can test new applications without fear of damaging your system. In fact you could plan to expand to new areas as well.

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    MelinaSoy

    The technology that MokaFive uses is compatible with multi-platforms. Its LivePC can be installed on a desktop, laptop or any portable storage device. And,that?s something no other solution in the market provides.

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    kimberlydorothy

    Your question is somewhat unclear.
    If you need VPN-access there's always the built in functionality of RRAS in Windows Server 2008 and a lot of 3rd party products.
    If you need to secure your clients you could always use bit locker if you run Windows Vista, combined with a server/domain-isolation with a NAP-solution you could ensure that only approved clients can connect to your servers. Protection against viruses and malware could be provided by any 3rd-party product or Windows Defender / Forefront client security.

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    brock.bud

    Choosing the best method really depends on what kit you've got in place already and your budget as most VPN technology is pretty much along the same lines.

    If you've got a ""good"" external firewall, then you should be able to setup PPTP or L2TP VPN tunnels directly to that from the clients. Some firewalls even come with their own software clients that you install on the client PC. Otherwise most OS's will allow you to create VPN's natively.

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    fenton.yew

    My suggestion is that you separate these two issues as they are two distinct problems. Rootkit detection/prevention is a whole other ballgame. Zero-day exploit prevention will require adequate defense-in-depth strategies.

    NAP/NAC can help make sure machines are up to date and patched before connecting to your VPN but unfortunately, targeted rootkit attacks will go under the radar with most AV implementations. What you need to understand is "risk management."

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    brock.bud

    There are many different vendors who offer VPN solutions and each are different in their implementation but the technology used remains the same. The process is normally quite simple:

    1. Each user has a key/tag, this provides authentication.

    2. They will have some kind of VPN software to connect to the concentrator.

    3. And the VPN concentrator confirms the authentication and act's as the gateway for your VPN connection once authenticated.

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    MelinaSoy

    The discussion is directing towards something like Virtual PCs. I have heard about the technology called ?Predictive Fetching? that helps virtual computers start faster and update quickly. This technology is even cost effective and tune faster with existing configurations. Which means you?ll be able to decrease user downtime and increase user satisfaction. There are number of vendors providing similar offerings. In the recent news, it was mentioned that the version 1.0 of MokaFive's Virtual Desktop Solution is a complete virtual desktop package.

    You can check it out at:

    http://www.mokafive.com/

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    fenton.yew

    Right Buddy, with MokaFive, you can test new applications without fear of damaging your system. In fact you could plan to expand to new areas as well.

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    MelinaSoy

    The technology that MokaFive uses is compatible with multi-platforms. Its LivePC can be installed on a desktop, laptop or any portable storage device. And,that?s something no other solution in the market provides.