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VPN Users Get Spike Protection

In volleyball, spikes are a good thing; in prison breaks and network management, not so much.
To help enterprises handle the inevitable spikes in traffic,
VPN gateway vendor Aventail introduced today its Spike License Pack, which allows customers to buy short-duration licenses that can be activated during emergency or peak periods. Organizations can buy 30- and 90-day licenses.

And if your company is activating the license, you're most likely in emergency mode; therefore, Aventail is including its Platinum Assurance 24x7 customer service to try to resolve any problems quickly.

Aventail says companies will use Spike License Pack for two reasons: Peak-access periods like retail holidays or financial season deadlines; and for disaster recovery, where large numbers of users may need to access resources at a cold or hot backup site...

Get the full details at Dark Reading.

Mike Fratto, Editor at Large, Dark Reading