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VPNs (Virtual Private Networks)by Anthony Sequeira


Figure 19-1 Site-to-Site VPN

• Site-to-site VPN: A site-to-site VPN interconnects two sites, as an alternative to a leased line, at a reduced cost. Figure 19-1 shows an example of a site to site VPN.


Figure 19-2 Client-to-Site VPN

• Client-to-site VPN: A client-to-site VPN (also known as a remote access VPN) interconnects a remote user with a site, as an alternative to dial-up or ISDN connectivity, at a reduced cost. Figure 19-2 shows an example of a client-to-site VPN.

concentrator that is custom-built for handling remote access client-to-site VPN connections. It is also possible, with the correct software, for two computers to connect to each other directly using a host-to-host IPsec VPN connection.

clientless VPN (although this is a bit of a misnomer). With a clientless VPN, there is a client softare piece, but it is not a separate piece o software, rather, the client's web browser acts as the VPN client software. This type of VPN connection leverages the SSl/TSL capabilities of the modern Internet and web browsers to provide a secured connection.

With a full tunnel configuration you have all the end-user traffic go through the VPN tunnel.

With a split tunnel configuration you don't have all the end-user traffic go through the VPN tunnel. For example, you might choose to have just the traffic that needs to access the corporate network sent through the VPN tunnel, while allowing traffic destined for the Internet (perhaps Office 360 traffic) to bypass the tunnel. Split tunneling is often an advantageous configuration because the bandwidth required by the VPN connection (and the overhead associated with it) can be minimized.

About The Author

Anthony Sequeira, CCIE No. 15626, is a Cisco Certified Systems Instructor (CCSI) and author regarding all levels and tracks of Cisco Certification. Anthony formally began his career in the information technology industry in 1994 with IBM in Tampa, Florida. He quickly formed his own computer consultancy, Computer Solutions, and then discovered his true passion-teaching and writing about Microsoft and Cisco technologies. Anthony joined Mastering Computers in 1996 and lectured to massive audiences around the world about the latest in computer technologies. Mastering Computers became the revolutionary online training company, KnowledgeNet, and Anthony trained there for many years. Anthony is currently pursuing his second CCIE in the area of Security and is a full-time instructor for the next-generation of KnowledgeNet, StormWind.com. Anthony is also a VMware Certified Professional.

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