Providing Remote Access Capabilities
One of the most dangerous items of network design is the increasing need for remote-access capabilities for workers. With the advent of telecommuting, the strain of providing secure networks has become even more difficult to manage. I recently read a trade article that mentioned that 25% of IBM's global workforce telecommutes, and a sizable number of those users do not even have a formal desk. Let's look at a few remote access techniques and technologies.
Client-Based Dial-in Remote Access
Client-based dial-in remote access, or dial-up access, is the classic remote access scenario. Users work from home (telecommuting) or on the road and need access to corporate resources such as email and databases. Typically ...