Feeds

Cisco secures mobile tunnel capability

It’s a bandwidth thing

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Build a business case: developing custom apps

Cisco has added Layer 2 Tunnelling Protocol (L2TP) to its IOS software for Access VPNs (Virtual Private Networks). It will reduce network management costs, simplify WAN operations and allow companies to focus on their core competencies, said Cisco. L2PT is a hybrid produced from the crossing of Cisco’s Layer 2 Forwarding (L2F) protocol and Microsoft’s Point to Point Tunnelling Protocol (PPTP). The tunnelling utility will enable service providers to offer secure VPNs to customers who need to communicate with remote users and telecommuters. Peter Crowcombe, an analyst at Spikes Cavelle, said the most important aspect of the announcement was the mobile side. “Mobile comms is the biggest technical challenge because of the bandwidth problem,” he said. “It will not solve the bandwidth problem, but any added options with mobile comms are a bonus.” L2TP establishes secure tunnels between users across the service providers shared network or across the Internet. Crowcombe said it was another move towards the ‘global village’. “It is an incremental step that will be important for some people,” he concluded. “Business customers are looking for service providers to deliver services that have the same policies as their private networks,” said Larry Lang, VP of marketing at Cisco. The new protocol would allow users to do just that, while keeping their costs down, the company said.

Build a business case: developing custom apps

More from The Register

next story
iPad? More like iFAD: We reveal why Apple fell into IBM's arms
But never fear fanbois, you're still lapping up iPhones, Macs
Amazon says Hachette should lower ebook prices, pay authors more
Oh yeah ... and a 30% cut for Amazon to seal the deal
Philip K Dick 'Nazi alternate reality' story to be made into TV series
Amazon Studios, Ridley Scott firm to produce The Man in the High Castle
Nintend-OH NO! Sorry, Mario – your profits are in another castle
Red-hatted mascot, red-colored logo, red-stained finance books
Sonos AXES support for Apple's iOS4 and 5
Want to use your iThing? You can't - it's too old
Joe Average isn't worth $10 a year to Mark Zuckerberg
The Social Network deflates the PC resurgence with mobile-only usage prediction
Chips are down at Broadcom: Thousands of workers laid off
Cellphone baseband device biz shuttered
Feel free to BONK on the TUBE, says Transport for London
Plus: Almost NOBODY uses pay-by-bonk on buses - Visa
Twitch rich as Google flicks $1bn hitch switch, claims snitch
Gameplay streaming biz and search king refuse to deny fresh gobble rumors
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
The Essential Guide to IT Transformation
ServiceNow discusses three IT transformations that can help CIO's automate IT services to transform IT and the enterprise.
Maximize storage efficiency across the enterprise
The HP StoreOnce backup solution offers highly flexible, centrally managed, and highly efficient data protection for any enterprise.