The SSL VPN market has just exploded, with over £230m already invested in the sector. Infonetics Research, for example, predicts that SSL VPNs will become a £350m ($607m) market opportunity by 2006 - for a combined annual growth rate of 105 percent.
The mix of having the right technology - SSL VPNS - at the right time - now - to suit a business need - remote access - has proved a perfect one. Add in legislation guaranteeing workers more "place-of-work" flexibility, and the availability of broadband connections, and the mix has become a heady cocktail that the market wants and needs.
Remote-working is sweeping the working world, a by-product of the need for workers en route between appointments to catch up on email via a Wi-Fi connection in the nearest Café Latte. Or spend quality time with their families, avoiding the pointless daily commute usually spent in a traffic jam, or stuck on a stationary train. Or access their mail and documents easily and securely when working abroad.
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