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Dedicated or Integrated VPN?

Use this handy guide to decide which solution best meets the needs of your business.
WatchGuard SSL Family

SSL VPN Solutions - SSL 100 & 560
WatchGuard XTM Firewall/VPN Firewall - XTM 2, 5, 8 & 10
Ideal for companies with a large number of remote users needing access to network resources from anywhere, any time The right product for businesses that want an all-in-one security solution combining firewall with VPN for secure site-to-site connectivity, as well as secure remote access for some mobile users
A stand-alone appliance – just plug and play – with no additional software components to buy, install, or manage Multiple VPN choices are built into all WatchGuard XTM appliances for flexibility in secure connectivity
Remote employees have easy access to essential corporate resources including email, web conferencing, and CRM from any web-enabled device Branch Office VPN allows secure site-to-site connectivity over IPSec
Can be used for the simplest deployment, or IT administrators can take it to the next level by using endpoint integrity checking, optional Java-based application delivery, bi-directional tunneling, and more Easy drag-and-drop VPN setup – three clicks and the remote office is connected
Simple for end users – just log on once and have access to everything in the portal – no need to repeatedly re-authenticate Includes Mobile VPN clients for secure remote connectivity: SSL, IPSec, and L2TP
Client and clientless access – including Win 7 and 8 support Pairing VPN capabilities with a strong firewall allows for streamlined administration
Consolidated auditing collects all information about access, identity, and system events in a central repository for quick insight into user and system-based activities These solutions have optional security subscriptions that boost protection in critical attack areas, providing comprehensive and unified threat management

What is a VPN?

Virtual Private Networking (VPN) uses cryptography to scramble data so it's unreadable while traveling over the Internet, thus providing privacy over public lines. Deploying VPNs enables businesses to deliver secure, encrypted connectivity for traveling employees, remote offices, and telecommuters who require access to critical corporate network resources including email, network drives, and intranet resources.

VPN Capability

All WatchGuard® XTM appliances support Mobile VPN for:

*Layer Two Tunneling Protocol (L2TP) is a newer and more secure extension of PPTP. L2TP clients are included natively in most operating systems.

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