WIRELESS CONNECTION USING A LINUX

We want to setup laptops using Wireless AT&T wireless cards for our support people. We are moving many of our Development servers to Linux and our support laptop for that is Linux. Can Linux be setup using Wireless connection through a Check Point VPN and is there a Virus protection for Linux ( even though I know they rarely get viruses)????

I you have a better solution please let me know.

Thank you.

Jptech49
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chris_calabreseCommented:
Linux does wireless just fine, Linux does VPN just fine, and CheckPoint even has a Linux VPN client.

However, CheckPoint does only supports their Linux VPN client on RedHat 7.2 and 7.3 (http://www.checkpoint.com/techsupport/downloads_sr.html), which is pretty useless.

It may actually work on more useful Linux distro's, but you'd have to check that out for yourself.

You could also run a stock IPSec stack on your Linux workstations and get them to work with your CheckPoint VPN, but it wouldn't be quite as easy as using the actual CheckPoint client.

As for antivirus, most of the major AV vendors now support Linux.
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jptech49Author Commented:
We are talking about using Linux with a Wireless PCMCIA GSM card?
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chris_calabreseCommented:
Thought you were talking about wifi.

Don't know if any of the GSM vendors support LInux, but the other issues should be the same.
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