Point to point +VPN=Overkill?

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Oct 5th, 2009
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Hello Everyone,

Is there ever any justification for encrypting the traffic flowing over a point to point connection provided by an ISP? One school of thought has the traffic already private but on the other hand it is on a service providers network and if that network gets compromised then the data on that private ciruit could be compromised as well.

Thanks in advance!

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Collin Clark Mon, 10/05/2009 - 06:38
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Our security policies requires that we encrypt traffic that flows over a 3rd party carrier. Since we work with the government it's not overkill for us. You'll need to weigh the risks for compromised data versus the cost of encryption.


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