New Services Provided by TWAREN - VPLS VPN, SSL VPN2009/04/06
Virtual Private Network (VPN) is an encryption technique used on top of the public Internet in order to create a secure networking environment between the individual and his networking group--usually a school or a company. There are no physical lines that connect the person to the network, rather, the secure connection is completed using an encrypted "tunneling" technology.
Currently, TWAREN has two VPN connection services: VPLS VPN and SSL VPN. We welcome our clients to apply for these services.
VPLS VPN Service Introduction
VPLS VPN is mostly used in multipoint to multipoint VPN networking environments. It provides for flexible VPN usage. Some examples of VPLS VPN usage would include connections between two laboratories, two different schools, or between a school and its branches. In addition to providing a flexible networking environment, VPLS itself provides a good protection mechanism as well. When an error occurs, VPLS can switch itself back to the regular network within 50ms, thus, providing a highly-stable and usable service environment.
SSL VPN Service Introduction
SSL VPN is the new VPN technology. When a user is offsite, he can open a webpage for authentication and connect securely back to the home network. Therefore, regardless of the user’s physical location, as long as his mobile devices (e.g. laptop, PDA, 3G cell phone, etc.) supports HTTP and HTTPS web browsing, he will be able to connect back to the home network and access its resources securely. The integrated SSL encryption technology ensures the integrity and security of the data being transmitted.
Who Can Apply for TWAREN VPN Services?
All domestic educational and research institutions are welcome to apply for the VPN connection service. Other agencies such as national-level research institutions, governmental agencies, and other non-profit organizations can apply for the service and will be evaluated on an individual basis.
Institutions currently utilizing the VPLS VPN service include the 16 disaster prevention sites throughout Taiwan established by the Department of Waterworks, Taiwan University Hospital, and National Cheng Kung University Hospital. The service is currently operational and in good working order for these institutions. The following universities are using the SSL VPN service: National Tsing Hua University, National Chi Nan University, and Providence University.