VPN uses the advantages of the Internet and handles its disadvantages
VPN is short for Virtual Private Network and is used to enable secure communication between two different networks or computers. The VPNs make sure all information sent is kept private. There is no distance limitation on the Internet, which makes it very useful for global communications, but it is public and non-secure communications might easily be intercepted, destroyed or used in an inappropriate way. With VPN the public Internet is used to set up a secure private tunnel between to end points, for instance networks, organisations or computers.
Why use VPN?
VPN can give access to company resources from external computers, for instance for remote workers, employees on the move or between branch offices in larger organisations. It is much less expensive to use the Internet instead of setting up a physical network to get a secure connection.
Connect remote workers and home workers
to the company network through a secure
Connect the remote office with the head office.
With two Intertex products running the VPN
Server you can easily set up secure
communications between the two offices.
VPN in Intertex Products
All Internet Gate models includes support for VPN pass-through (SSH, PPTP, IPSec ESP tunnelling mode and IPSec NAT-T (IPSec over UDP). IX66+ models and all IX67 models can be upgraded with a VPN Server.
The Internet Gate VPN Server supports the common protocols and encryption methods in use today, including IPSec, PPTP and L2TP VPNs as well as DES, 3DES and AES encryption. A further strength of the VPN implementation is the support for X.509 certificates, not commonly found in SOHO products.
It is an easy task to set up VPN tunnels using the Intertex VPN solution. The web based user interface leads the user through all necessary steps. The IX66 works as a VPN gateway and sets up the secure connection with the receiver. The computers behind the Internet Gate don't need any specific configuration, all crypto and authentication happens in the Internet Gate.