Annotation The first complete guide to the installation, operation, and management of Virtual Private Networks (VPN), a fast-growing technology framework that lets organizations use the Internet as their own private network. Shows how all the pieces of VPN architecture fit together: encryption, authentication, special network security considerations, and more. Takes readers step by step through VPN implementation, troubleshooting, maintenance, and ongoing security.
Building Linux Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) covers the most popular VPN technologies available for the Linux platform. In the early chapters the theory behind VPNs is discussed, including needs and uses. Common network and host configurations are also covered. Subsequent chapters drill down into the implementation and configuration of specific software packages. Specific, detailed instructions are included as well as troubleshooting information. This book will be an indispensable resource for anyone who wants to implement a Linux-based VPN. This book will meet the needs of anyone, from the Linux user to the experienced administrator to the security professional. --Oleg Kolesnikov
Plan, implement, and manage Cisco VPNs with the official CSVPN course book. Learn how to reduce network cost, enable network scalability, and increase remote access efficiency by deploying Cisco-based virtual private networks.
Let’s face it: the information age makes dummies of us all at some point. One thing we can say for sure, though, about things related to the Internet is that their best strengths are often also their worst weaknesses. This goes for virtual private networks (VPNs). They may reach a wide base of customers – but can also be vulnerable to viruses, hackers, spoofers, and other shady online characters and entities. VPNs may allow for super-efficient communication between customer and company – but they rely on information which, if compromised, can cause huge losses. The Internet is still a frontier – sometimes so wide open it leaves us bewildered – and, like any frontier, the risks go hand in hand with potentially huge rewards. Virtual Private Networks for Dummies offers you a no-nonsense, practical guide to evaluating your company’s need for a VPN, understanding what it takes to implement one, and undertaking the challenging quest to set it up, make it work, and keep it safe. Whether you’re the resident expert leading the project team, or you just want to learn what makes e-commerce tick, this detailed, from-the-ground-up guide will soon have you comfortably conceptualizing: Security goals and strategies The evolution of VPNs Privacy in VPNs Extranets Remote-Access VPNs Funding Custom network solutions design Testing VPNs And more With new products and technologies offering supposedly revolutionary solutions to IT departments every day, this book focuses on the real world – you know, the one full of obstacles, mishaps, threats, delays, and errors – and gives you the background knowledge to make decisions for yourself about your VPN needs. Written with a dash of humor, Virtual Private Networks for Dummies contains both technical detail (standards, protocols, etc.) and more general concepts (such as conducting cost-benefit analyses). This clear, authoritative guide will have you securely and cost-effectively networking over the Internet in no time.
Release on 1999 | by Charlie Scott,Paul Wolfe,Mike Erwin
Author: Charlie Scott,Paul Wolfe,Mike Erwin
Pubpsher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
This book explains how to plan and build a Virtual Private Network (VPN), a collection of technologies that creates secure connections or "tunnels" over regular Internet lines. The book discusses costs, configuration, and how to install and use VPN technologies that are available for Windows NT and UNIX.
& Learn the troubleshooting techniques that every IT professional running a Virtual Private Network (VPN) must master & & Experience real-world solutions through practice scenarios in each chapter & & An essential workplace reference guide for every VPN management site
Release on 2001 | by Jim Guichard,Ivan Pepelnjak,Jeff Apcar
Author: Jim Guichard,Ivan Pepelnjak,Jeff Apcar
Pubpsher: Cisco Press
A practical guide to understanding, designing, and deploying MPLS and MPLS-enabled VPNs In-depth analysis of the Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) architecture Detailed discussion of the mechanisms and features that constitute the architecture Learn how MPLS scales to support tens of thousands of VPNs Extensive case studies guide you through the design and deployment of real-world MPLS/VPN networks Configuration examples and guidelines assist in configuring MPLS on Cisco® devices Design and implementation options help you build various VPN topologies Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) is an innovative technique for high-performance packet forwarding. There are many uses for this new technology, both within a service-provider environment and within the enterprise network, and the most widely deployed usage today is the enabling of Virtual Private Networks (VPNs). With the introduction of MPLS-enabled VPNs, network designers are able to better scale their networks than with the methods available in the past. Network engineers and administrators need quick, effective education on this technology to efficiently deploy MPLS-enabled VPNs within their networks. With that goal in mind, MPLS and VPN Architectures provides an in-depth discussion particular to Cisco's MPLS architecture. This book covers MPLS theory and configuration, network design issues, and case studies as well as one major MPLS application: MPLS-based VPNs. The MPLS/VPN architecture and all its mechanisms are explained with configuration examples, suggested design and deployment guidelines, and extensive case studies. MPLS and VPN Architectures is your practical guide to understanding, designing, and deploying MPLS and MPLS-based VPNs.
"Dennis Fowler provides an insightful view to both the business benefits and technical requirements to VPNs. His examples of other customers' experiences with VPNs breathe life into the discussion." From the Foreword by Susan Scheer Aoko, Cisco systems, Inc. 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. Features 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.
The theory, implementation, guidelines, and security aspects of VPNs are covered in this comprehensive book, billed as the only documented resource to protect against common hacker attacks on networks. Written for the Unix, Windows, and NT platforms, this guide provides handy resources and charts to evaluate data trends and perform a cost-benefit analysis.