Nt1310 Unit 1 Assignment 1

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Install OpenVPN onto Windows Server 2012r2 into the H1 Country Club Network for Remote Access
OpenVPN is an open-source software application that implements virtual private network (VPN) techniques for creating secure point-to-point or site-to-site connections and remote access facilities. OpenVPN allows authentication using certificates or username/password. OpenVPN can work in two different modes regarding encryption. It can use static encryption or Public Key Infrastructure (PKI). The advantage of static encryption is that it is very easy to configure. The disadvantage of this type setup is that if your encryption key is compromised, all VPN data can easily be decrypted. The PKI mode resolves many of the issues static encryption has. It
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Figure1: Simplified Remote Access Solution for H1
Risk Management or Assessment To lessen the exposure of the corporate network to outside sources, there are many matters to consider. Areas of concern with the VPN client that should be addressed include: the potential hazards of the “always connected” nature of broadband Internet connections, installation of personal firewalls, antivirus software, and the remote PC itself. Analysis of the client PC begins with the PC itself. It is recommended that security policy require the VPN host to be company issued equipment, rather than using the existing user’s personal property. This eliminates problems associated with mixing business and personal information. When under company ownership it is easier to require the end user to comply with policy, and insist the PC be used only for business-related purposes. As the hardware is company-owned, users will not be given administrator account rights on their desktop machines. Controlling user activity as well as checking and maintaining desktop integrity is very difficult (if not impossible) when users have complete control through administrator rights. Company provided hardware also serves to minimize management issues, as the computer should remain relatively static - with no unauthorized software installations, end-user configuration changes or device conflicts to troubleshoot, support calls are reduced. In addition to

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