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    As per the requirements in the organization we work, we need to allow a private virtual network of all to access the files or web services within their PCs. I browsed the internet to acquire the knowledge on the same but was unable to achieve productive results.

    Please suggest some software that has the ability to share over two standard protocol units. We require some easiest way to protect our company’s data. We need security at times of incidents like rootkit attacks and zero-day vulnerabilities.

    Any help in this regard would be highly appreciated.

    D. Ashley

  • #2
    Re: Multiplatform Flexibility

    Why would this have to be done with VMware. If you need a different network in the LAN, can you not segregate the traffic with Network devices ? routers, firewalls, vlans?

    Or maybe I do not hunderstand what you are trying to do...
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    • #3
      Re: Multiplatform Flexibility

      what does this have to do with multiplatform usability?

      what you need is a VPN server and granting access to users to their workstations.

      the easiest way is to forget about VPN and use something like
      Last edited by DYasny; 6th March 2011, 18:48.
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      • #4
        Re: Multiplatform Flexibility

        Choosing the best method really depends on what kit you've got in place already and your budget as most VPN technology is pretty much along the same lines.

        If you've got a "good" external firewall, then you should be able to setup PPTP or L2TP VPN tunnels directly to that from the clients. Some firewalls even come with their own software clients that you install on the client PC. Otherwise most OS's will allow you to create VPN's natively.


        • #5
          Re: Multiplatform Flexibility

          You have two issues here: you need a VPN connection to allow access into your internal LAN and you need a solution that will help you prevent against rootkit attacks and zero-day vulnerabilities.

          My suggestion is that you separate these two issues as they are two distinct problems. Rootkit detection/prevention is a whole other ballgame. Zero-day exploit prevention will require adequate defense-in-depth strategies.

          NAP/NAC can help make sure machines are up to date and patched before connecting to your VPN but unfortunately, targeted rootkit attacks will go under the radar with most AV implementations. What you need to understand is ""risk management."" How much risk are you willing to take?


          • #6
            Re: Multiplatform Flexibility

            Moved to Misc Forum.

            Nothing at all to do with VMWare.


            • #7
              Re: Multiplatform Flexibility

              Why don't we all wait for the OP to back with some answers to your excellent points and questions.
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