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Lancom is a manufacturer that is known because of the particular hardware that it makes. With the Advanced vpn service makes it a piece of client software specifically aimed at making a connection to a VPN network. We have now reached version 3.11, which is suitable for Windows Vista to Windows 10.
Innovations over previous versions are VPN Bypass, full support for IPv6 and the addition of Home Zone. VPN Bypass allows certain types of data traffic to the VPN tunnel back. This is according to Lancom done to the VPN tunnel not unnecessary burdens. The encryption and “tunneling” associated with setting up a VPN connection costs quite a lot of processing power, which can be used for file transfer or not. You need to transfer a large amount of data that can be characterized as ‘ sensitive ‘, then that to the tunnel. This includes updates for the operating system of a work machine.
For employees who work far from home, Homezone added. Activates the employee this feature, then change the firewall rules of its VPN connection, and he can, for example, just use the printers that he is at home. The activating and deactivating of Homezone is fully automatic, so we’re told. Finally, Lancom still a ‘ No roaming allowed’-option added to the Advanced VPN Client. This would be the cost associated with unintentional roaming which is better kept under control.
The Lancom Advanced VPN Client is now available, which it is possible to upgrade from earlier versions. You can also first see how you like it by the demo version for 30 days.
Nowadays almost without exception more expensive routers can act as VPN server, that allows you to remotely access the router on the attached network. Of course, big companies have separate VPN servers run, but as small independent we can imagine that a high-end router also certainly is an option. When it comes to setting up a VPN tunnel, enjoy OpenVPN in this type of router in the line preferred. We were wondering what you should expect of bandwidth at such a connection. To find that out, we went to work with Netgear R7800 Nighthawk X4S.
A major reason why manufacturers for OpenVPN choose, is that it is open-source and no additional investment costs. In addition, it is also a very safe standard, that uses SSL and TLS and to date has proved to be not vulnerable to attacks. That makes it a fundamentally different creature than the two other famous PPTP and L2TP/IPSec standards, which clearly other routes. Just as is the case with L2TP/IPSec, you have to the laying of the connection between the client and the server-side software that you install on the clients. This is in contrast to the nowadays almost universally discouraged, for which the PPTP client in Windows Embedded. A difference between L2TP/IPSec and OpenVPN is that you for the client software of the first (for example, the Lancom Advanced VPN Client of where we wrote about last week) in line to pay, where these at OpenVPN totally free. That is, of course, always pleasant.