Remote access VPN
A remote access VPN allows a VPN tunnel to be established between a remote user and a VPN server. For example, a remote access VPN allows a remote user to access the company network from home.
Conceptually, site-to-site VPN and remote access VPN are similar in that they both use a tunnel to make the two endpoints appear to be on the same network. The solutions vary in the way that the tunnel is established.
The following figure shows the general remote access scenario.
The following figure shows the one way option to implement a remote access VPN is by using Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP) and IPsec.
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