A Practical Guide to the Right VPN Solution
This Technology Guide is written for Business and for IT Managers at small to medium-sized businesses who plan and implement the network infrastructure for their businesses. The Guide is primarily for IT and networking managers who are selecting VPN solutions. It is written to help the reader navigate the VPN swamp. This Guide assumes the reader is familiar with the Internet and with the distinction between intranets and extranets. It should help readers understand VPN applications, benefits, and implementation alternatives. After reading this Guide, the reader should be able to evaluate features of a VPN solution relative to his/her requirements and select a VPN solution from a set of alternatives that is most suitable for their near- and long-term needs and based on least cost of ownership.