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Difference between site to site VPN and remote access VPN

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  • Last Updated : 20 May, 2019

Both Site to site VPN and Remote access VPN are the types of VPN which stands for Virtual Private Network.

Site-to-Site VPN is also known as Router-to-Router VPN. In site to site VPN, IPsec security method is used to create an encrypted tunnel from one customer network to remote site of the customer. Multiple users are not allowed in Site-to-Site VPN.

In Remote Access VPN, Individual users are connected to the private network and It allows the technique to access the services and resources of that private network remotely. It is most suitable for the business and home users. In remote access VPN, multiple users are allowed.



Let’s see the difference between Site to site vpn and Remote access vpn, which are given below:

S.NOSite to site VPNRemote access VPN
1.In site to site VPN, IPsec security method is used to create an encrypted tunnel from one customer network to remote site of the customer.In remote access VPN, Individual users are connected to the private network.
2.Site to site VPN does not need setup on each client.Remote access VPN may or may not needed setup on each client.
3.Site to site VPN does not require every user to initiate the VPN tunnel setup.Remote access VPN require every remote access user to initiate the VPN tunnel setup.
4.Site to site VPN supports IPsec technology.While Remote access VPN supports SSL and IPsec technology.
5.In site to site VPN, multiple users are not allowed.In remote access VPN, multiple users are allowed.

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