An introduction to designing and configuring SSL Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)
Enables you to understand the benefits and disadvantages of the various types of remote access VPNs and to choose the appropriate technology for their environment
Helps network administrators deploy SSL VPNs independently or as an integrated solution
Provides detailed configuration advice across all Cisco platforms that support VPNs
SSL Remote Access VPNs provides you with a basic working knowledge of SSL on various Cisco platforms - ASA appliance, router, or firewall. The book's target audience includes beginner to intermediate level network professionals and IT managers who desire to build a basic foundation of SSL understanding. It aims to provide the you with the information necessary to understand the different components of these Remote access VPN solutions. Advantages and disadvantages of each type of VPN are discussed along with guidelines on when to choose one technology over another and how to deploy and manage the solutions independently and as an integrated solution.
This book is structured in three main parts. Section I covers the Introduction of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) as a protocol, and then explains what elements make up an SSL VPN. Section II covers the SSL VPN design considerations and how readers can address concerns for endpoint security, device placement, integrated security services, high availability, scalability and performance, application support, virtualization and auditing. The final section ends with the configuration on ASA appliances and on IOS routers. The book concludes by showing readers how to manage andmonitor their SSL VPN solution.
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June 18, 2008
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