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Static VPN

I am new to VPN technology. Someone has VPN tunnel between the headquarter and the branch through Static VPN. What is static VPN.

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Cisco Employee

Re: Static VPN

This is probably more commonly referred to as a site-to-site or LAN-to-LAN VPN. Basically two VPN devices build a tunnel between them, and when traffic from behind one device is sent to traffic behind the other device, that traffic is encrypted between the two, then decrypted at the destination device. Most VPN's that connect sites over the Internet are this type.

The other main type of VPN is a client VPN, where software on a PC is used to build a tunnel to a VPN concentrator of some sort, allowing users on the road to connect into their company's network over a public network.

HTH.

Cisco Employee

Re: Static VPN

You can read a 50,000 foot view of VPN's here:

http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/471/how_vpn_works.shtml

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