How endpoint security works
If you are interested in using VPNs nowadays, you should also be interested in using endpoint security.
This software sits on remote machines that are trying to access the VPN and checks whether the device meets security policies for the company that set up the VPN. If not, access is denied. Some vendors' software refers remote users to a separate remediation Web site where they can get what their machine needs to comply. Other vendors would say the machine has failed and to contact a network administrator for further instructions.
By Tim Greene at Network World.
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