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Looking for an SSL VPN recommendation

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Looking for an SSL VPN recommendation

Can anyone recommend an SSL VPN for me - a single user.  I want it to secure communications from my mobile devices while out of the office - iPhone, iPad, Droid, back to ACT! Mobile on my own server in my office.

I would prefer that it be compatible with the native iOS VPN client - in other words, that I don't have to download a separate vpn client for iOS.

Thanks,

Kevin

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Re: Looking for an SSL VPN recommendation

Why is a VPN required?

Graeme Leo
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Re: Looking for an SSL VPN recommendation

To keep my server secure?

And with the SSL, to encrypt my Mobile and Web access while in public places particularly on WiFi?

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Re: Looking for an SSL VPN recommendation

SSL is secure without a VPN.

Graeme Leo
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Re: Looking for an SSL VPN recommendation

Did not know that - anything else I should be aware of?  It was Mike's posting about using WiFi in public cafes several months back that got me to thinking.

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Re: Looking for an SSL VPN recommendation

Hmmm...

 

Is that the same  thread that relies on a reference to an article 'A Hackers Toolkit'  and then  references "This article is brought to you by PRIVATE WiFi, a personal VPN software that encrypts your data in public wireless hotspots.".

 

Need I say more?

 

 

Graeme Leo
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Re: Looking for an SSL VPN recommendation

Got it.

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Re: Looking for an SSL VPN recommendation

I've actually tested it some of the tools ... they do work. Doesn't even need any fancy hacker skills if you know about the tools

And the iOS VPN wasn't SSL last time I checked, which means it would need a separate app

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Re: Looking for an SSL VPN recommendation

I think Graeme's point is that I don't need an SSL VPN if I'm going to access my own ACT! Mobile from my server - I just need an SSL certificate for my server so I'll then go to https://myserver.whatever and I'll be encrypted.  Sounds good to me.

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Re: Looking for an SSL VPN recommendation

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That's true if you don't value the privacy of your data.

I have demonstrated here, using the tools in the doc that you mention, that it's very easy to read the data (even SSL encrypted) with about $100 worth of bits and pieces.

 

 

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