By submitting your email address, you agree to receive emails regarding relevant topic offers from TechTarget and its partners. You can withdraw your consent at any time. Contact TechTarget at 275 Grove Street, Newton, MA.
Is this a trick question? :) In this context, the solutions are fundamentally the same, with two notable exceptions. In high throughput environments, hardware will most definitely be required to handle larger traffic volumes and, in the case of security over the airlink, the encryption computations. Other than those cases, the features can just as easily be handled on a hopped-up PC. (Answered by Dave Juitt.)
Have a question for an expert?
Please add a title for your question
Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.