How to Support Smart Card Logon for Remote Access VPN Connections

    This guidance provides an overview, benefits, and scenario examples relating to implementing software and hardware that supports smart card logon for remote access VPN connections.
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        Advances in communication technologies enable organizations to maintain communication channels around the clock, and also to provide connectivity to business data and services from remote locations. The Internet provides the ability to communicate and share data throughout the world, but is a non-secure, potentially hostile environment for organizations to operate in. The challenge is for organizations to harness the benefits that the Internet provides while maintaining necessary levels of data and communication security. Virtual private networks (VPNs) enable organizations to use the Internet by providing a number of security features, including reliable authentication and encryption mechanisms. This paper includes information for IT professionals who are responsible for deploying VPN services in their network environments. The information in this paper applies to small-to-medium sized businesses that must deliver reliable remote access to their networks.
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      Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

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