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SSL VPNs: No Compromise?

The Promise: SSL VPNs offer full network access and provide more options for users than IPSec remote access VPNs. SSL VPNs can access applications from any Web browser, including non-Webified applications.

The Players: Market leaders include Juniper, Aventail, and Whale. F5, Cisco Systems, Check Point, Nortel Networks, Nokia, and Symantec are expanding their own solutions in a race for feature parity with the leaders. Other vendors are moving into niche markets and going after the SMBs.

The Prospects: SSL VPNs with network access capability are poised to supplant IPSec VPNs as the remote access method of choice. The flexibility of Web-based access lets enterprises provision more users with application access than would be feasible with IPSec.

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