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Hardware vs. Software for Your VPN

Is a hardware-based VPN a better choice for your needs than a software-based VPN?

A hardware-based VPN might be just what you’re looking for.

Depending on your situation, a hardware-based VPN may actually be a better fit for your needs. It is easy to overlook as “outdated” but hardware-based solutions offer many benefits to software-based solutions.

See if hardware is the right fit for you.

Hardware vs. Software for VPN Deployment

Software

GoSilent Hardware-Based VPN

Security approach

Reactive

Software-based solutions seek to recognize bad things as they are happening.

Preventative

Hardware-based solutions actually seek to prevent problems in the first place.

Maintenance investment

High

Frequent updates and patching required.

Low

Little-to-no recurring maintenance needed.

Speed of deployment

Slower

Requires significant set-up time before deployment.

Faster

Immediate deployment, little-to-no setup required.

Training required

Some Training

Users must be trained on how to access, login, and use to be assured they are using the solution correctly.

Little-to-no Training

Near zero training required. Users can simply plug in GoSilent and connect to the internet.

Scalability

New License

Each new user requires the purchase of an additional software license.

New Device

Each new user requires the purchase of an additional GoSilent.

Interoperability

Low

Requires effort to ensure that all your current software, operating systems and devices are updated and can work with the software solution.

High

Platform, operating system and device agnostic.

Establishes root of trust?

No

Yes

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