A Cloud Edge L2TP VPN allows remote users to establish secure connections to the internal company network over a public network such as the Internet.
Cloud Edge uses the L2TP tunneling protocol to set up a point-to-point connection between the client and the Cloud Edge appliance. Security is ensured by encrypting the L2TP packets using IPsec before transporting the data to the end point over the L2TP tunnel. L2TP creates the VPN tunnel, and this tunnel is used to transfer IPsec encoded data. Think of L2TP as the process that builds a tunnel, and IPsec packets as trucks that carry the encrypted data along the tunnel.
Cloud Edge supports L2TP/IPsec VPNs for Windows 7, 8.1, and 10 clients and iOS and Android mobile clients.
There is no need for end-users to install a VPN client. Cloud Edge L2TP/IPsec VPNs use a Windows standard L2TP/IPsec configuration.
By default, the Cloud Edge L2TP/IPsec VPN sends all data from the client through the VPN. To send only traffic destined for internal networks through the VPN tunnel, you can configure the VPN for split-tunnel mode in the client's L2TP configuration.
Cloud Edge maintains a persistent L2TP/IPsec connection with the end point until the VPN is manually disconnected or unless the endpoint is not available.
Cloud Edge supports IPv4-to-IPv4 L2TP VPN access.
Certain Cloud Edge appliance models do not support VPN.