As with firewall functionality, VPN functionality may be implemented within a router, or in a dedicated device. The tradeoffs are typical: router-based VPNs may be less powerful or flexible than those running on dedicated hardware. For many with constrained requirements, using the VPN capabilities of the router may be a cost-effective solution; for others, the capacity of a dedicated VPN appliance may be needed.
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