Cisco to unveil SSL VPN features

Friday, 7 November 2003, 12:51 PM EST

Cisco Systems Inc. on Monday will announce a new version of its flagship VPN 3000 Series Concentrator product that includes SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) VPN features, IDG News Service has learned.

The San Jose, California company added an SSL VPN (virtual private network) called "WebVPN" to the VPN 3000 Series Concentrator, which will be included with existing IPsec (IP Security Protocol) VPN features at no extra cost, according to the information, which was confirmed by industry analysts.

Cisco did not respond to repeated requests for comment.

SSL VPNs are an increasingly popular technology for providing remote users with access to network resources such as e-mail, software applications and network file servers, according to Dave Kosiur, a senior analyst at The Burton Group Corp.

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