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VPN Outsourcing

Are VPN services outsourced? What are the pros & cons?

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Re: VPN Outsourcing

There is an interesting article on this topic here

http://www.nwfusion.com/careers/2003/0203man.html

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Re: VPN Outsourcing

There are pros and cons to everything we do. The negative associated with outsourcing VPN is more perceived than real. It is loss of control. The feeling is "If I outsource, I no longer have control over my own destiny". I say this is a preceived negative because the provider managing your VPN is actually an extension of your staff. You define the requirements and access policies. You define the connectivity needed, adds-moves-changes. You define user authentication. You manage the manager.

Benefits:

Reduce the time spent on mundane monitoring tasks, updates, report generation.

Faster solution roll-out.

Lower cost management

You may be able to reduce your investment in communications gear...some providers will bundle the VPN equipment into the monthly management cost.

Reduced finger-pointing

Access to provider's expertise.

24X7 management

More time to focus on the business

If you'd like to see some of the providers offering managed VPN services, check out: www.cisco.com/go/managedsecurity and select MSSP Partner finder. You can do a search for providers performing managed services for different technologies in various geographies.

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