|Linksys USB VPN and Firewall Adapter|
|Summary||Specialized miniature version of Linksys' BEFSX41 router disguised as a USB - Ethernet adapter. Intended to allow mobile clients tunnel to remote IPsec gateway|
|Pros||• Easy to install
• Inexpensive compared to IPsec client software
|Cons||• Another thing to carry on the road
• Won't work with all IPsec gateways
When I first read the USBVPN1's product description, I at first thought that the folks at Linksys had lost it. But midway through writing a somewhat snarky news item about the USB VPN & Firewall Adapter, the light dawned and I realized what Linksys was up to - making an inexpensive portable mate for their extremely popular BEFVP41 and BEFSX41 VPN endpoint routers.
After my short time with the product, I think they've achieved their goal, but the results may not suit everyone's needs.