To deploy a workable VPN, numerous different elements are needed at various steps along the way -- from the client, through the cloud, to the network boundary and into enterprise networks. What do you need to set up a VPN? These are the basic VPN requirements and components:
- Client VPN software to make a secure remote connection.
- VPN-aware routers and firewalls to permit legitimate VPN traffic to pass unhindered.
- VPN appliance, concentrator or server to handle and manage incoming VPN traffic and to establish and manage VPN sessions and their access to network resources.
Next, learn what common VPN issues are of concern to an enterprise.