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Virtual Private Network

Also called a VPN. A computer network connecting the main office of a company to its regional offices, and sometimes to individuals using the network remotely. Until the 1990s, a VPN was a dial-up connection or a network set up especially for the company. Since then, most VPNs simply use the Internet.
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In a non-IPSec VPN environment, the packet would now be on its way to CPE B.
This is the most practical configuration for an IPSec VPN network.
Cisco also announced recently extensions to the VPN capabilities in select models of its high-performance PIX 525 and 535 Firewalls.
The growing demand for VPN connectivity reveals significant business benefits.
However, if you're using POTS (plain old telephone service or a regular phone line) at one end of the VPN, response time may be unsatisfactory as a VPN can be slow.
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Adding hardware to a general-purpose computer can boost VPN performance somewhat, but bus speed and other architectural limits make this an intermediate solution.
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Check Point VPN-1 Power delivers comprehensive, accelerated security for today's demanding environments, with tightly integrated firewall, VPN, and intrusion prevention technologies that provide comprehensive security and remote connectivity for corporate applications and network resources.
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