The Forrester Wave™: SSL VPN Appliances, Q4 2006
Juniper Networks leads the pack, but aventail and citrix are closing in
In today’s changing business climate, firms must extend application access to an increasing number of corporate assets as well as remote users. As a result, Forrester sees clients in a constant struggle to provide adequate security for traveling employees, partners, suppliers, vendors, and offshore partners. Moreover, we also see many firms that are eager to incorporate better remote access alternatives to protect against workforce disruptions caused by any number of natural and manmade disasters. For many firms, the solution is to deploy SSL VPNs, which provide:
A streamlined technology that reduces operational costs. SSL VPNs require fewer installed components, offer more automated configuration, and focus on end user transparency. The result? SSL VPNs provide an easier way to extend application and data to all employees and noncorporate remote users, while reducing help desk calls at the same time.