It provides support for the widest variety of tunneling (L2TP, PPTP
, IPSec, L2F), authentication (hard and soft tokens, Radius, X.
Because the largest number of installed VPNs are based on PPTP, news of the enhancements is significant to many.
Extended Systems is supporting the enhanced version of PPTP by offering its customers free upgrades for their VPN products via the Extended Systems' web site (http://www.
Performance improvements include a new mode for the compression and encryption features used in PPTP.
Deutsche Telekom, Europe's largest telecommunications provider, is in the process of implementing, with Shiva, a large VPN solution based on PPTP.
Shiva's experience in end-to- end deployment of L2F and PPTP positions it well to swiftly deploy a commercially viable industrial-weight implementation of L2TP as it nears standards status.
The Telematics Business Unit is one of the charter members of the PPTP
forum led by Microsoft which was formed to develop the specifications and protocol.
Businesses using PPTP can ensure secure communications by taking advantage of the proven authentication and encryption built into Windows NT Remote Access Service.
The PPTP specification will be submitted to the Internet Engineering Task Force, and vendors will work together to implement interoperability testing between Windows NT Server and remote access servers.
Barricade VPN routers have both an integrated VPN Server and VPN client to support multiple VPN connections using IPSec, PPTP
and L2TP protocols.
and L2TP, with strong encryption, to ensure product