Virtual Private Networks: Making the Right Connection / Edition 1

Virtual Private Networks: Making the Right Connection / Edition 1

by Dennis Fowler, David Clark
     
 

ISBN-10: 1558605754

ISBN-13: 9781558605756

Pub. Date: 05/21/1999

Publisher: Elsevier Science

Network-dependent companies are excited by the benefits promised by the virtual private network, including lower costs, greater flexibility, and improvements in connectivity. But they also have questions: What benefits are real? How can they be measured? What are the expenses and the dangers?

Virtual Private Networks: Making the Right Connection is an

Overview

Network-dependent companies are excited by the benefits promised by the virtual private network, including lower costs, greater flexibility, and improvements in connectivity. But they also have questions: What benefits are real? How can they be measured? What are the expenses and the dangers?

Virtual Private Networks: Making the Right Connection is an intelligent introduction written especially for business and IT professionals who want a realistic assessment of what a VPN can provide for their organizations. Covering advantages and risks, this book expands your understanding of what you can do with a VPN, while detailing all that implementing it will demand of you. With its help, you'll find your way through VPN hype to the answers you need to make sound decisions.

• Thoroughly explains VPN concepts and technologies, and examines the potential of VPNs as intranets, extranets, and remote access solutions.
• Covers essential VPN topics like tunneling, encapsulation, encryption, security, and protocols.
• Provides detailed points of comparison between typical VPN costs and the costs of maintaining traditional WANs.
• Offers frank consideration of the hidden costs and risks sometimes associated with VPNs, helping you decide if a VPN is right for you.
• Lists and assesses the software and hardware products you may need to implement a VPN.
• Discusses both Internet-based VPNs and VPN services offered by providers of "private" ATM and frame relay networks, detailing the pros and cons of each.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781558605756
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
05/21/1999
Series:
Morgan Kaufmann Series in Networking Series
Pages:
350
Product dimensions:
0.51(w) x 7.50(h) x 9.25(d)

Table of Contents

1 Defining the VPN
2 How to use a VPN
3 The Downside to VPNs
4 Internet versus Other VPNs
5 Encryption
6 User Authentication, Authorization and Key Management
7 Tunnelling and the VPN Protocol Suites
8 Architecture
9 Planning Your VPN
10 Administration and management

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