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Chapter 11. VPN Management

VIRTUAL PRIVATE NETWORK (VPN) MANAGEMENT is a critical component in your organization's computer security. VPNs extend the internal network beyond the perimeter secured by firewalls and other security technologies. Proper management of a VPN requires an understanding not only of VPN technologies, but also the business requirements driving VPN implementation.

Using the wrong type of VPN or a VPN that doesn't meet your organization's requirements can create security problems where none previously existed. Before selecting a VPN product or technology for your organization, create a detailed requirements document. This should factor in not only the security requirements for the VPN, but business requirements as well. Although ...

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