(Read Me First) Building or Buying VPNs

(Read Me First) Building or Buying VPNs

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This book helps you understand, evaluate and project the total cost of ownership for VPN networks while learning how to efficiently manage and lowers costs. You can: Follow expert guidance on the nuances and economics of the TCO methodology for secure VPN networks; Learn about the benefits of secure VPN networks, including a comprehensive business case for the adoption and deployment of IPSec and SSL based VPN networking solutions; and, Calculate out the EVA and ROI metrics used to evaluate projects, ensuring your financial success. "[Read Me First] Building or Buying VPNs" is written in three parts that cover the business case, technology offerings and deployment analysis for VPNs, complete with case studies. The book focuses on the business cases for secure VPN networks for corporations worldwide. Coverage of the business impact of secure VPN network implementations and the use of ROI and EVA measurements in Part I provides a baseline of understanding for the case studies in Part II. This second section provides you with working knowledge of the technology involved covering IPSec related IETF standards, protocol details and concepts. This technology section also details architectural and design models for secure VPN networks. In Part III, a set of case studies provides various challenges associated with businesses in different vertical focus and solutions developed to address these challenges. As it is imperative for businesses to understand costs versus benefits for deploying secure VPN networking models, a comprehensive set of metrics is provided to clearly evaluate the strategy adapted to implement VPN networks. The book is written in these three distinct and segmented sections so that you can either read it in its entirety, or can assist you if you need the guidance in one of the three areas.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 197 x 267mm
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Cisco Press
  • Indianapolis, United States
  • English
  • 1587201348
  • 9781587201349

About Kunjal Trivedi

Kunjal Trivedi, CCIE No. 3460, initially joined Cisco in 1999 as a consulting engineer but soon moved into security consulting. He then worked in product management covering Cisco IOS infrastructure security. Currently, he is helping Cisco shape the marketing vision and strategy for managed security services. A widely respected networking security expert, Kunjal has published articles and presents infrastructure security, IP security, and managed security topics at Cisco Networkers events and at conferences such as the Asia Pacific Regional Internet Conference on Operational Technologies. Kunjal has a bachelor of engineering degree with honors in electrical and electronics engineering from the University of Wales, College of Cardiff, and a master of science degree in artificial intelligence from Cranfield Institute of Technology, UK. He holds CISSP and CCIE designations in routing and switching and security. Recently, Kunjal was awarded Chartered Engineer status by the Institute of Engineering and Technology in the United Kingdom.show more

Table of contents

Table of Contents: Chapter 1: The VPN Technology Promise: Secure Access from Anywhere to Anything Chapter 2: Making the Business Case for Building or Buying a VPN Chapter 3: VPN Technology Primer and Comparisons of VPN Technology Options Chapter 4: Cisco Case Study: Deploying VPN Services for WAN Connectivity and Disaster Recovery Chapter 5: Case Study: Managed VPN Services for Teleworkers Using IPsec Technology Appendix A: Decision Maker Checklist: VPN Planning, Design, Implementation, and Operation Stages Appendix B: Decision Maker Checklist: VPN Vendor Selection 1587201348show more