7.2. IP VPN Security

A VPN is a great way to extend a company’s network, and to add increased functionality for network users. Many network administrators fail to realize that there are important security considerations associated with this extended network. A lot of control is lost by allowing a remote user access to the core of a corporate network, and there are steps that should be taken to ensure that remote users are not creating security holes in the process of accessing the network.

7.2.1. The Trouble with Passwords

The core of the troubles surrounding VPN access revolves around passwords. Passwords are an adequate form of authentication in a controlled network environment, where the necessary precautions have been taken to hinder the ...

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