VPN Servers

A VPN server (or host) can be part of a Unix or Windows server, or it can be built into a stand-alone network router or gateway. If your network already uses a separate computer as a dedicated server, you can use that computer as the VPN server. A separate piece of hardware might be a better choice if your network does not already have a full-blown network server.

Dozens of VPN equipment makers offer routers, gateways, and other products that support one or more of the VPN protocols. Each of these products has a different feature set, so it's essential to test the specific combination of client and server that you intend to use on your own network before you commit to them. The Virtual Private Network Consortium (VPNC) is moving toward ...

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