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Cisco SSL VPN Client - Pure HTTPS/SSL?

Does the Cisco SSL VPN client use pure https/ssl to supply network connectivity to the client running it? Or is it simply downloaded and installed over HTTPS/SSL and then it brings up an IPSEC tunnel.

I would like to run it at a site that only has a HTTP/HTTPS proxy server, that is why I ask.


Re: Cisco SSL VPN Client - Pure HTTPS/SSL?

A secure HTTP connection means that data sent to and received from an HTTP server are encrypted before being sent out over the internet. HTTP with SSL encryption provides a secure connection to allow such functions as configuring a router from a web browser. Cisco's implementation of the secure HTTP server and secure HTTP client uses an implementation of the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) version 3.0. Application layer encryption provides an alternative to older methods such as having to set up a tunnel to the HTTP server for remote management. HTTP over SSL is abbreviated as HTTPS; the URL of a secure connection will begin with https:// instead of http://.

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