Chapter 2. Providing SOHO/Teleworker Connectivity

The traditional teleworker solution consists of a virtual private network (VPN) client on the user’s computer connecting over the Internet to a VPN concentrator, firewall, or Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) at the corporate site. This requires only a dialup or broadband Internet connection and a dialup or broadband modem. However, this approach has several shortcomings:

  • Dialup does not provide the necessary bandwidth to take advantage of all the corporate services, such as Voice over IP (VoIP).

  • There is no centralized control of the teleworker equipment, so security, virus protection, and so forth are left to the teleworker ...

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