For anyone fed up with support calls from users trying to connect into the corporate network from home, or set up security on their home wireless router, roaming specialist iPass reckons it has a solution. The company is bringing its managed home-office service to Europe, offering to put broadband and a managed wireless router …
How many of the naive are going to be able to deal with having to manage the burden of 2 APs? Channel management can be a bitch. Personally, I just run FreeSwan from my wirelessly connected laptops to my firewall. It was a real pain encapsulating my wife's Cisco VPN, but it now works. I even use FreeSwan remotely. Just connect to my internal box via FreeSwan and SSH and run my browser and email remotely. But that's not for the naive.
This is a solution looking for a problem. It does nothing to deal with those connected via 100baseT.
So last Decade?
Wasn't it a while ago that everyone was crazy about working at home?
And what company, exactly, asks employees to work at home and does not provide them a laptop? And how hard is it to set up a VPN client on that laptop? And yes, that VPN client would even work over wireless!
Seems like a product that is still looking for a market...
And that reminds me, I've been meaning to reinstall OpenVPN...
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