Which VPN Feature Provides Proof that Users are who they Claim to Be?

What do DirectAccess clients use to determine whether they are inside the internal network?

The network location server is a website used to detect whether DirectAccess clients are located in the corporate network. Clients in the corporate network do not use DirectAccess to reach internal resources, but instead connect directly.

What is Windows DirectAccess?

Microsoft DirectAccess. “DirectAccess provides users transparent access to internal network resources whenever they are connected to the Internet.” DirectAccess does not require any user intervention or any credentials to be supplied in order to connect.

What is the difference between DirectAccess and always on VPN?

Where DirectAccess provides access to all internal resources when connected, Always On VPN allows administrators to restrict client access to internal resources in a variety of ways. In addition, traffic filter policies can be applied on a peruser or group basis.

Why use a VPN for client to server connections over the Internet?

A VPN, or Virtual Private Network, allows you to create a secure connection to another network over the Internet. VPNs can be used to access regionrestricted websites, shield your browsing activity from prying eyes on public WiFi, and more.

Do VPN service providers limit usage and how?

Some do. Some dont. because thats one of the factors where a service might lose some points. Some VPN services will limit the total amount of data you can send and receive, either in one connection session or over a month. Other VPN services will limit the speed of the data, effectively sharing less of their pipe with you than might be optimal. That could slow your browsing experience to a crawl or completely prevent you from watching streaming videos through streaming services. Usually, its the free services that throttle your usage in these ways. Some paid services will offer a trial, where you can transmit up to a certain data cap before being asked to sign up as a paying customer. Thats actually pretty cool because it gives you a chance to try out the performance of their service before paying, but it also gives the vendor a chance to make money necessary to operate the service. Many VPN services claim that theyll provide you with... More

What does it mean when a VPN service talks about server switching?

As we mentioned in the previous section, youre usually assigned a dynamic IP address from a pool of addresses when you connect to a VPN service. But where are those addresses located? Theyre attached to servers located, usually, throughout the world. Most VPN services allow you to connect to server locations in many different countries. In our VPN directory, . By default, youll usually be assigned a server located in your home country. Still, if you want to obfuscate your location, you may want to connect to a server located in a different country. Server switching is a feature offered by most VPN service providers that allows you to change what region or country youre going to connect to. Most providers allow you to switch as often as youd like although you usually have to disconnect, then change your configuration, and reconnect. This may be useful if youre trying to hide your location... More

Chapters 10 and 11 Flashcards

Which VPN feature provides proof that users are who they claim to be? Authentication.