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hardware client vs concentrator

what's the diff. between hardware client and concentrator?

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Cisco Employee

Re: hardware client vs concentrator

Hi

Hardware client is substitute to vpn client software, vpn client software needs to be installed in every client machine, hardware client can be used in SOHO environment for a few client machines to connect, you will not need VPN client software on these machines. VPN Clients are required to connect to vpn server.

VPN concentrator is VPN server which can provide VPN services like IPSEC, PPTP, WEBVPN, SSL.

For more information on VPN you can check this nice brief link:

http://computer.howstuffworks.com/vpn10.htm

Hope this helps.

Regards

Rohit

Cisco Employee

Re: hardware client vs concentrator

please rate helpful posts so that others can benefit from it

regards

Rohit

Community Member

Re: hardware client vs concentrator

Besides the difference already descibed above an other difference is that a hardware client like the VPN3002 supports only one subnet behind his internal interface while a VPN3005/30xx supports more subnets by adding them to a netowrklist.

Good luck !

PS: by the way, they're end of sale by august 2007

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