You can use your UTM-1 appliance as an internal VPN Server, for enhanced wired and wireless security. When an internal VPN Server is enabled, internal network PCs and PDAs with the appropriate software installed can establish a Remote Access VPN session to the gateway. This means that connections from internal network users to the gateway can be encrypted and authenticated.
The benefits of using an internal VPN Server are two-fold:
Using SecureClient, Endpoint Connect, or L2TP, you can enjoy a secure connection from anywhere—in your wireless network or on the road—without changing any settings. The standard is completely transparent and allows you to access company resources the same way, whether you are sitting at your desk or anywhere else.
Note: Only SecureClient and Endpoint Connect can connect to the SecuRemote Internal VPN server, not SecuRemote.
Many of today's attacks are increasingly introduced from inside the network. Internal security threats cause outages, downtime, and lost revenue. Wired networks that deal with highly sensitive information—especially networks in public places, such as classrooms—are vulnerable to users trying to hack the internal network.
Using an internal VPN Server, along with a strict security policy for non-VPN users, can enhance security both for wired networks and for wireless networks, which are particularly vulnerable to security breaches.
For information on setting up your UTM-1 appliance as an internal VPN Server, see Configuring the Internal VPN Server.