Still celebrating National IT Professionals Day with 3 months of free Premium Membership. Use Code ITDAY17

x
?
Solved

What is the difference between local VPN solution and Check point or any other solution.

Posted on 2007-11-16
6
Medium Priority
?
177 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-21
Hi,

I am looking for a VPN solution.In the internet i see amny ways in which one way is the local configuaration at the local machine like this.
http://www.windowsecurity.com/articles/Configure-VPN-Connection-Windows-XP.html

What is the difference between this and the check point or any other solutions...

Regards
Sharath
0
Comment
Question by:bsharath
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 6

Accepted Solution

by:
Nathan P earned 1000 total points
ID: 20298781
Biggest difference is that if you rely on your Windows Server to configure a VPN, and that Windows Server crashes, your VPN access is gone.

For example, this is important if you have ILO or Remote Power access to the system, you could still VPN with a Checkpoint/Snapgear/Cisco firewall with VPN, and then trigger a restart.

The other difference, is that mostly, third party VPN solutions have a different access list and does not rely on Active Directory.   Handy if you want to give VPN access to people who you DONT want to give a Active Directory Listing.  
0
 
LVL 77

Expert Comment

by:Rob Williams
ID: 20298891
A few other reasons to use a hardware VPN device:
-Windows VPN is not quite as secure as it generally uses the PPTP protocol and hardware VPN solutions use IPSec.
-Using a VPN router give you a dedicated device for encryption and decryption which will give you slightly better performance
-A hardware device is a perimeter solution, stopping attackers before they get to the server
0
 
LVL 11

Author Comment

by:bsharath
ID: 20307476
For an external VPN solution.Should we have a server and have any VPN server software installed?
From where we give access or create users?
For a client to connect to the remote Domain what are all required to be given to the client.
Like username,Password,Software.... what all other than these.
0
Nothing ever in the clear!

This technical paper will help you implement VMware’s VM encryption as well as implement Veeam encryption which together will achieve the nothing ever in the clear goal. If a bad guy steals VMs, backups or traffic they get nothing.

 
LVL 77

Assisted Solution

by:Rob Williams
Rob Williams earned 1000 total points
ID: 20307640
>>"Should we have a server and have any VPN server software installed?"
If you are adding hardware you are far better to buy a VPN router. The router will be more secure, have better performance, and easier to configure.

A VPN router will also have it's own VPN client.
Access is granted by the router, but most can also be set up to use a Windows RADIUS server to use Windows Active Directory accounts for access permissions if you like.

For the client to connect they need the appropriate VPN client to suit your VPN solution, and usually a password. The client would be installed by you or provide in a prebuilt installation package. Some also require a user name and some have the user name  built into the deployment package.
0
 
LVL 11

Author Closing Comment

by:bsharath
ID: 31409563
Thanks a lot...
0
 
LVL 77

Expert Comment

by:Rob Williams
ID: 20311532
Thanks bsharath.
Cheers !
--Rob
0

Featured Post

Survive A High-Traffic Event with Percona

Your application or website rely on your database to deliver information about products and services to your customers. You can’t afford to have your database lose performance, lose availability or become unresponsive – even for just a few minutes.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article is a collection of issues that people face from time to time and possible solutions to those issues. I hope you enjoy reading it.
This article will show how Aten was able to supply easy management and control for Artear's video walls and wide range display configurations of their newsroom.
This video gives you a great overview about bandwidth monitoring with SNMP and WMI with our network monitoring solution PRTG Network Monitor (https://www.paessler.com/prtg). If you're looking for how to monitor bandwidth using netflow or packet s…
Monitoring a network: why having a policy is the best policy? Michael Kulchisky, MCSE, MCSA, MCP, VTSP, VSP, CCSP outlines the enormous benefits of having a policy-based approach when monitoring medium and large networks. Software utilized in this v…

715 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question