Your supervisor informs you that she would like to roll-out a VPN solution for your organization. Assume this is a small to mid-sized organization. Prepare a response to your supervisor discussing what is needed to provide the solution. You will want to provide at least two solutions. Ensure to address any hardware and software considerations along with training materials/resources needed for users.
As the organization is small to mid-sized, VPN installation must be giving greater benefits. VPN should reduce the cost incurred in the organization for long leased lines and telephone charges, by replacing remote access server. In VPN , the system can be connect to the nearest service provider’s to access point.
some hardware and software are available in the market to install VPN in the organization. There are no widely accepted standards for implementing VPN, many companies have developed different-key solutions of their own.
VPN hardware may constitute of proxy servers, routers, concentrators and usual infrastructures.
VPN software may constitute of client software authentication software which will connect the remote access request to office network.
Approach 1: keeping the authentication and provision of access to employees to office LAN handled by our own IT department.
Approach 2: provisioning connectivity to office LAN by third party vendor and keeping the authentication mechanism by inhouse IT department