SSL-based VPNs are fast replacing difficult-to-configure IPsec and PPTP gateways. In Part 1 of a two part series, Phillip Howell shows you how to turn a spare Windows PC into a pretty slick SSL VPN server.
With the rising popularity of telecommuting and the increasing need to protect their electronic assets, companies large and small have been turning to Virtual Private Networking (VPN). The good news is that many savvy IT departments realize that many of their telecommuting employees share their broadband connections with consumer-grade routers. Those folks have made their lives easier by using "NAT friendly" VPN gateways and VPN clients that don't require any changes to home users' router settings in order to successfully set up a VPN tunnel.