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Pervasive Mobile Computing Drives Variety for Next-Generation VPNs

Published: 18 March 2013

ID: G00246271

Analyst(s): John Girard


Secure remote access needs are changing in the era of pervasive mobile computing. IT planners will face an increasing variety of connectivity demands beyond the original tunnel role of remote access VPNs.

Table Of Contents


  • IPsec VPNs
  • SSL VPNs
  • Specialized Mobile VPNs
  • Application (App) VPNs
    • App-Initiated VPNs
    • App-Embedded VPNs
  • Planning Advice for Mobile VPNs
    • Value-Added Mobile VPN Clients, If Available, Offer Better Performance Than Embedded/Bundled Clients
    • Avoid Data Exposures When Outsourcing VPNs to the Cloud
    • SSL VPNs Are Essential Tools for Emergency Mobile Access

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