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RE: Security and VPN
From: "Petreski, Samuel" <samuel-petreski () uiowa edu>
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2007 08:28:52 -0500

One product that offers some of the requirements for your deployment is
FirePass by F5 (http://www.f5.com/products/FirePass/). There are also many
other products which offer similar capabilities.

General rule of thumb, never trust the end user to do what you tell them to


Samuel Petreski
Sr. Security Analyst
CIO Office
University of Iowa
-----Original Message-----
From: listbounce () securityfocus com [mailto:listbounce () securityfocus com] On
Behalf Of Sohail Sarwar
Sent: Monday, June 18, 2007 8:08 AM
To: James Patterson; pen-test () securityfocus com
Cc: holstein.robert () bls gov
Subject: Security and VPN

Hi there,

        I just wanted to put this out there.  How secure is VPN.
Meaning, if my users take home the client and install it on their
desktop at home, and connect to the corporate network and production
network, wheat are we really looking at.  Are they secure or not.

        Two factor authentication would only help the authentication
purpose and to protect the user name and password ?

        How about restricting them to access, and how about worrying
about their home computer that can be effected.

        Has anyone been through this.  Any one give home users a list of
requirements that they must have before vpn can be offered to them ?

        Should there be some type of desktop policy installed on their
home computer, just to protect the company network ?  Any help and
guidance would be great


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