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[FW1] RE: SecuRemote vs HTTPS
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I like the HTTPS solution for the reason you mentioned. Also, I find that
VPN clients not working behind NAT'ed firewalls is a problem. Since I'm a
consultant, I'm always at a different site. 1) I may not be *allowed* to
install software on the client's PC, even if I wanted to. 2) Since most
(hopefully all) of my clients have a firewall, and most of them use NAT, I
can't use it anyway. HTTPS and SecurID (would/will) allow me access my
"intranet" resources, and use the Exchange Web Interface (whatever it's
called) and a web-based T&E app, for example. At least, that's my story to
my management in proposing this solution, and I'm sticking to it...
It would be nice to walk up to virtually any browser in the world and just
be able to DO what I needed to do. Of course, the download may be custom
web app development on your side, depending on your needs...
Hope this helps a bit.
JP Vossen ( email@example.com )
AlphaNet Solutions, Inc.
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Date: Wed, 14 Apr 1999 15:41:06 -0400 (EDT)
From: "David M. Ramsey" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: [FW1] SecuRemote vs HTTPS
We want authenticated remote users to be able to access an internal
WWW server, and want the traffic to be encrypted across the 'net.
>From a security point of view, what are the pros/cons of using
SecuRemote to access an internal web server vs. the simple use of
HTTPS with WWW based user authentication ?
Any Internal_WWW HTTPS
Any Internal_WWW Client_encrypt
Using WWW user authentication and HTTPS for encryption doesn't require
SecuRemote to be installed on the remote PC. That's a definite advantage.
Particularly for widespread deployment to non-technical types.
Thanks for any thoughts/comments/insight. Cheers, --dmr
David M. Ramsey email@example.com
WebServe, Inc. Voice: 704-556-7482 x202
Network Administrator FAX : 704-643-4521
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