VPN Hardware for Secure Connections Over Satellite
Certain VPN solutions work very well over satellite, and others do not.
Some Cisco VPN clients have the most difficulty, with reduced throughput of up to 70% total capacity of the satellite link. The effects are especially bad if there are multiple VPN users using the satellite service at the same time. Hardware-to-hardware (site -to-site) VPNs work best, with the remote site becoming a permanent part of the corporate network. As users log onto the remote site router, they are joined to the corporate network in a hardware to hardware VPN tunnel rather than using VPN client software.
We only offer VPN hardware that has been tested and proven to work optimally with our iDirect satellite network.
Best VPN Options for Satellite Internet Connectivity
Cisco 5505 Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA)
The Cisco ASA 5500 family of security appliances are the perfect site to site security appliance for use over a satellite connection, and can be used on networks of all sizes.
Encore Networks BANDIT II
The Encore Networks Bandit II is the ideal solution for satellite VPN, providing compliant data encryption at the application layer without affecting the performance or throughput of your internet connection
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