Readers’ Poll – Remote Access Frustrations

To help better shape our content, we at VPN Haus would love to get to know you – and your interests — better. This week, we’d like to learn about what causes you frustration when working remotely. We invite you to participate and enjoy the weekend! [polldaddy...

Readers' Poll – Remote Access Frustrations

To help better shape our content, we at VPN Haus would love to get to know you – and your interests — better. This week, we’d like to learn about what causes you frustration when working remotely. We invite you to participate and enjoy the weekend! [polldaddy...

Q&A with Swen Baumann, product manager at NCP engineering

We recently spoke to NCP engineering’s Swen Baumann about split tunneling and its role in IPv6, and how to best deploy it when working remotely.  VPN Haus: How is split tunneling impacted by IPv6 dual-stack networking? Swen: The main thing to remember is, split tunneling needs to be specifically configured. For instance, in a “dual-stacked” world – which implements both IPv4 and IPv6 stacks — you will have to configure either both or just only one, depending on which stacks you plan to use. Once you’ve completed this configuration, split tunneling will be processed — no matter if the traffic is IPv4 or IPv6. Simply put, to enable split tunneling on IPv6, you only need to configure the stack – but otherwise it should run smoothly. VPN Haus: How does split tunneling differ from inverse split tunneling? Swen: I know it’s stating the obvious, but it’s inverse. Here’s what that means. With conventional split tunneling you configure some networks that are to be processed within the tunnel, which means there are others not be taken into the tunnel. With inverse split tunneling it is just the other way round. You configure those networks that are not be processed through the tunnel and all the rest will be taken into the tunnel. In other words, split tunneling becomes the rule — not the exception. VPN Haus: In cases of split tunneling for the home office, do you recommend the corporate VPN be set as the default gateway to first route all traffic, dropping those requests deemed unnecessary to secure? Swen: Usually yes. But ultimately, it depends on the security policies...

What We’re Reading, Week of 6/18

Computerworld– Remote access technologies in a BYOD era FierceTelecom– World IPv6 Launch results: What effect did the event have on the Internet? GigaOM– BYOD wave sparks big security concerns CNBC- The Great Shrinking...

IPv6 Day 2012 – The Aftermath

Now that we’ve had a few weeks to consider the aftermath of IPv6 Day 2012, we wanted to look into what the industry is saying are the key takeaways – so far – from this year’s event, in which thousands of organizations switched over to IPv6 – permanently. After all, IPv4 website addresses are essentially exhausted, while IPv6 has more than 340 trillion addresses, according to the Internet Society. This, the organization points out, is an IPv4 address for every star in the universe. Mind-boggling, right? Here’s what else people are saying: IPv6 traffic didn’t spike on World IPv6 Day, but did see a gradual and significant increase starting two weeks before the actual day, 6 June, according to Arbor Networks. Internet Protocol version 6 traffic grew from 0.06 per cent to 0.15 per cent in that period, it said…The increased levels of IPv6 traffic has been steady since the event, Arbor added. “This shows that hopefully many of the newly enabled IPv6 services are here to stay – another important milestone on the road to ubiquitous IPv6 adoption.” – Adam Bender, ComputerWorld While the commitment to always-on v6 was a big one, some experts predicted that we wouldn’t see a big jump in traffic rates during this year’s World IPv6 Launch. The reason for this was that many of the providers who are committing to v6 had already turned up their networks ahead of the launch and would be running the day of the event. However, Owen DeLong, IPv6 evangelist for Hurricane Electric, predicted a small spike in traffic would occur on June 6, followed by a leveling off and gradual move upward...