SSL VPNs best IPSec rivals
Neoteris and Netilla prove SSL isn’t just for browsers anymore
For network-level access, Netilla again goes a different route from Neoteris. An applet downloads to an end-user’s PC and installs itself as an additional virtual adapter. This creates a PPP tunnel to the NSP, providing you with an IP address assigned from a pool on the NSP. For each tunnel you can assign users, specify the IP range and subnet mask, and a default session time-out value. There are no protocol restrictions on the tunnel and you can list additional networks that your SSL tunnel users may access.
There currently isn’t any end-to-end validation and security checking in the Netilla platform, but support for client integrity is on the way.
The NSP proved quite capable of providing secure access to all of our tested applications, and when the new features are included, it will be right on par with the Neoteris. If you do not need LDAP support or client-side certificates or validation, you won’t be missing any core functionality in the NSP.