The solution is a Virtual Private Network (VPN): a collection of technologies that creates secure connections or "tunnels" over regular Internet lines -- connections that can be easily used by anyone logging in from anywhere. A number of products now exist to help you develop that solution.
This book tells you how to plan and build a VPN. It starts with general concerns like costs, configuration, and how a VPN fits in with other networking technologies like firewalls. It continues with detailed descriptions of how to install and use VPN technologies that are available for Windows NT and UNIX.
How the VPN compares to other available networking technologiesEncryption, firewalls, and other technologies that let VPNs workVPN configuration (sample included)Point to Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP) and Level 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP)The AltaVista TunnelThe Cisco PIX FirewallMaintenance and trouble-shootingUpcoming technologies like IPsec and S/WAN...Continua