Which is better lease line or VPN??

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Oct 14th, 2008

Hi..I need to connect 10 sites with no web portal,public users...which is better between lease line or VPN ..is there a need of firewall?...Does VPN also covers the L4-L7 securities ??..should I go for lease line or VPN ??

When I go for VPN, still there is a need of Firewalls to provide the L4-L7 securities if Web servers are there ...??

Please suggest me ..



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Farrukh Haroon Tue, 10/14/2008 - 06:12

Yes for sure VPNs and firewalls are complementary technologies and both are required on most networks. To simplify you could acquire a UTM box that could offer you all this on the same hardware unit, resulting in reducted TCO.

Leased lines vs. other medium discussion is not about the 'better' or worse. You have to balance between reliability/availability and COST. A properly desgined MPLS VPN (ISP) could offer a pretty decent uptime (just make sure you have an appropriate SLA with the ISP).

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