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Virtual Private Networks, Second Edition by Paul Wolfe, Charlie Scott, Mike Erwin

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Remote Access Users

Remote access users include those on the road and those working off-site.

Connection

A variety of connection methods are used, from ISDN to analog phone lines and modems. Again, the best scenario is to have all remote access users connect through the same national provider as the rest of the corporate network or through a provider who is on the same network.

Hardware and Operating System

Individual users can have a variety of platforms, from Windows NT or Windows 95 workstations to Unix to MacOS. ISDN routers, terminal adapters, or analog modems could all be in use.

VPN Package

The PPTP client is used by end users to access the VPN.

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