In this tutorial, we'll set up a VPN server using Windows with the help of Layer 2 Tunnelling Protocol (L2TP) in conjunction with IPsec.
Secure Remote Access, powered by the Cisco® ASA 5500 Series SSL/IPsec VPN Edition enables organizations to securely and seamlessly provide resources access to a broad array of users, contractors, and business partners on the largest variety of mobile and fixed endpoints.
AnyConnect is optimized for use with the Cisco IronPort® Web Security Appliance and the Cisco ScanSafe cloud-based Web Security service. The user’s location and the nature of the corporate resources accessed (for instance, an enterprise/”in-house” application versus a SaaS application) define the level of Acceptable Use Policies, malware protection and Data Security policies. Both deployment options provide Cisco’s industry leading usage policy enforcement and protection of enterprise resources from both known and zero-day malware. Consistent security: Enables high scale secure mobility protection by extending location-aware security policies to every transaction when using AnyConnect Secure Mobility with integrated web security.
More than ever, your freedom and privacy when online is under threat. A self hosted VPN lets you surf the web the way it was intended: anonymously and without oversight. Governments and ISPs want to control what you can and can’t see while keeping a record of everything you do, and even the shady-looking guy lurking around your coffee shop or the airport gate can grab your bank details easier than you may think.
Infosec pros need to know the ins and outs of SSL VPNs and IPSec VPNs to compare key enterprise features for their organization.
With support for Apple’s Time Machine backup, Mac users can connect an external storage device to Synology Router RT1900ac and start backing up files from one or more Mac computers. Since the backup tasks are handled over the network, you skip the hassle of plugging in an external hard drive every time you want to back up data.
Its client and clientless options respond securely and dynamically to today’s wide array of fixed and mobile endpoint requirements by offering granular access controls and robust endpoint security. By seamlessly redirecting select traffic to either an on-premise appliance, or to a cloud-based service for off-VPN web traffic protection, the AnyConnect client provides consistent policy and security without having to backhaul public Internet-bound traffic. As a result, it maintains the integrity of confidential information to solve the unique challenges associated with diverse user groups and endpoints accessing the enterprise network. The ASA – AnyConnect Secure Mobility solution is easy to deploy and simple to use. The ASA 5500 series VPN Edition offers the growing list of AnyConnect industry-leading Secure Mobility features and the simplicity and ubiquity of clientless secure access. The AnyConnect Secure Mobility solution also offers integrated web security protection via the AnyConnect client.
But SSL’s fine-grained access controls come at a price: Extreme granularity means more planning, configuration and verification, which translates into overhead and, sometimes, error. First- time SSL VPN adopters are advised to keep things simple by applying easily managed individual user authentication and group access controls.
Synology Router RT1900ac is a high-speed wireless router designed for homes and offices. The latest wireless technologies provide swift and reliable Wi-Fi connectivity. The revolutionary software experience is incredibly intuitive even for non-techy people. And advanced management tools enable power users to fine-tune the flow of data in the network.
It’s quite likely that IPSec will remain attractive to organizations with broader needs than Web apps. As SSL VPN products mature, they must deliver on this promise in large successful deployments, grow their turnkey support for common business applications, and demonstrate their ability to withstand Internet threats and enterprise performance demands. As user constituencies become larger and more diverse, assets must be separated at finer granularity, making SSL more attractive. Today, SSL VPN adoption is driven by tight IT budgets and vendor promises to reduce total cost of ownership. If they can do all this, SSL will give IPSec a real run for the money in the remote access VPN market.
In addition, while client software quality and compatibility have improved considerably, there are still conflicts–particularly with hardware drivers. Installing third-party clients is time consuming and requires access to the users’ desktops. Most IPSec deployments still require third-party client software. The problem is exacerbated when you factor in the increased need to service home computers and partner sites.
Whereas traditional routers implement URL-based web filtering to block or allow specific content in the network, Synology Router Manager includes a more intelligent web filtering which checks if content is blocked or allowed during the DNS lookup stage of communication, making it harder to sneak through and see unauthorized content, while also reducing system resource consumption.