How much would you pay for a four-point SPI router with 802.11g access point, USB print server and built-in VPN endpoint? If you think about $200 is too much, would you change your mind if it handled LAN-LAN and Remote-LAN PPTP, IPsec and L2TP VPN tunnels on both the wired and wireless sides? And how about if it threw in VLAN and Bandwidth control? Come read our review to see how Draytek's Vigor 2900g Broadband Security Router does it all.
What's purple and gray, comes in a compact, sexy package, and can take the hassle out of setting up an IPsec tunnel back to your home or office network? Why, Linksys' USB VPN and Firewall Adapter, of course! Read our review and see if it'll do the job for you!
If you have an inexpensive IPsec VPN endpoint router and want to connect to the LAN behind it while you're on the road, you'll need to use a VPN client. Microsoft has included an IPsec client in Win 2000 and XP, but it is not the most intuitive thing to configure, and many have given up trying in frustration.
This article describes our test procedure for VPN Endpoint routers.
With the rising popularity of telecommuting and the increasing need to protect their electronic assets, companies large and small have been turning to Virtual Private Networking (VPN). The good news is that many savvy IT departments realize that many of their telecommuting employees share their broadband connections with consumer-grade routers. Those folks have made their lives easier by using "NAT friendly" VPN gateways and VPN clients that don't require any changes to home users' router settings in order to successfully set up a VPN tunnel.
Sonicwall is well known for their premium-priced, but easy-to-use wired IPsec-based Internet security products. With the SOHO TZW they now enter the world of wireless LAN security, a place known to bring strong LAN administrators to their knees, heads hurting from the ever-increasing barrage of new acronyms and security methodology. Did Sonicwall really succeed to making wireless security a setup-and-go story? Read our review and find out for yourself!
VPN version of popular Barricade router with SPI based firewall and PPTP / IPsec VPN endpoint, but no printserver or dialup WAN support.Will probably do better with PPTP vs. IPsec-based VPNs
Review of Linksys 4 port SPI-based router with two tunnel IPsec VPN endpoint. Has dedicated LAN DMZ port.
Netgear's FVS318 is an 8 port SPI based router with built-in IPsec endpoint for up to 8 tunnels. Also has content filtering and email hack alerts.
The past few months have seen a number of introductions of consumer priced routers with built-in VPN Endpoints. Although this kind of product has been around for awhile, they've tended to be pretty expensive ($500 and up) and out of the range of most folks (unless their company was footing the bill!). So how can a company come along and do the same thing for under $150? Well, that's what I wondered, too, so I took a pair of Linksys BEFVP41's into the lab and had at 'em. You can see how they did in the resulting review.