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Does the use of SSL-VPN seriously impair the security of a system when compared to classic Client VPN technology?
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http://www.networkworld.com/reviews/2005/121905-sonicwall-summ.html
This article is over a year old, sonicwall has released new firmware since to fix problems from the first firmware release.
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Having set up a few of these, the answer is no. You can actually have more security with it.

With the SSL VPN, you can set it up to only allow access to certain apps, such as Terminal Services or file sharing or SSH, to name a few. With this kind of sharing, there is no capability for worm traversal.

there is also their netextender client that acts like a classic vpn with a lot less IT overhead.

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