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RE: [SLUG] Win2k - Linux VPN
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- Subject: RE: [SLUG] Win2k - Linux VPN
- From: Rob B <rbyrnes@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu Mar 13 17:51:02 2003
At 04:55 PM 13/03/03, Adam W sent this up the stick:
Just on this topic of VPN's. I have been meaning to ask everybody. How
secure are VPN's in terms of packet sniffers/encryption etc. The company
that I work for has decided to use citrix Nfuse or whatever the S^#@ is!
Because they argue that using a VPN is insecure - I totally disagree
with this, as I know massive multi-national corporations use these and
rely on these. And as if these companies would use this if it was
A IPSEC VPN seems to be most secure out of these technologies, when I
worked for a large ISP we used to implement them (with 3DES encryption and
key regeneration every hour). Since the actual keys aren't transmitted,
they can't be sniffed. They were a nice cash cow for us, being a managed
service and all.
However, you still want a firewall or the like protecting the VPN box, if
the VPN box is compromised, then the whole VPN is compromised too.
It was such a lovely day I thought it a pity to get up.
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