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Virtual private networks have become the industry standard for secure encrypted networking over the Internet. Most IT departments have either deployed VPNs, or intensified their focus on the deployment of VPNs, as a solution to the high cost of connecting remote and home offices to the corporate network. In parallel with the IT industry's adoption of VPNs, Linux has emerged as a powerful, high-performance, low-cost network operating system that can be used in a wide range of applications including network firewalls, routers, and servers. Linux is inexpensive to license, and it leverages inexpensive PC hardware. Because of its low cost and high reliability, Linux is one of the most popular VPN platforms for commercial VPN products, as well as for IT departments capable of building their own VPN solutions. To make an educated decision about VPN deployment, it is import... (more)