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March 2014 Vol.5 / No.2

Remote access for the iPad generation: Managed vs. cloud VPN services

Whether they're trying to download project files at a client's office or access business applications while stuck at the airport, more and more employees need to make use of enterprise resources from wherever they happen to be working and on whatever device they are using -- be it a laptop, tablet or smartphone. The days of users being satisfied with just webmail access while on the go are long gone. John Burke Mobile platforms have steadily matured to provide the enhanced capabilities and flexibility that enable employees to work on a range of devices, prompting enterprises to develop or license mobile applications that take advantage of this power. As a result, employees are often trying to access corporate resources using public Wi-Fi hotspots or other networks that aren't inside the company's trusted zones. For this evolving, distributed and virtual workforce, virtual private networks (VPNs) continue to be important features of the enterprise security landscape. A stable, easy-to-use VPN is a critical tool in the ongoing ...

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