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L2TP software helps establish secure VPN connection over the Net

Posted: 15 Jul 2005 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:accelerated technology? mentor graphics? nucleus layer 2 tunneling protocol software? virtual private network? vpn?

Accelerated Technology, the Embedded Systems Division of Mentor Graphics Corp., announced its Nucleus Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP) software that allows networking developers to establish a secure, virtual private network (VPN) connection over the Internet for use in building data-sensitive VPN applications.

The royalty-free software, combined with the Nucleus NET networking stack and the Nucleus IPsec security package, provides embedded developers with a complete VPN solution, said the press release. Application programming interfaces (APIs) are supplied for creating VPN capable devices, which enable mobile or telecommuting users to connect to and access data from a corporate or private network using a public network such as the Internet. Using the Nucleus software solution, embedded developers can build a device to establish an L2TP tunnel from the host to the L2TP private network server. Accelerated Tech explained that this allows developers to then establish a session and access the private network resources that become available to the host over the L2TP tunnel.

"L2TP, the replacement for the point-to-point tunneling protocol (PPTP), is a much improved, more secure VPN solution and is a natural progression for network access vendors and equipment manufacturers," said Robert Day, director of marketing, Embedded Systems Division, Mentor Graphics. "The Nucleus L2TP software solution is fully integrated and tested with the rest of our extensive Nucleus networking family and meets the increasing secure connectivity needs of our customers."

The Nucleus L2TP software is highly configurable, allowing customization for different needs. L2TP network server (LNS) and L2TP access concentrator (LAC) are supported in this single software package. The Nucleus L2TP software is fully conformant with RFC 2661, ensuring interoperability with other implementations.

The Nucleus embedded software is sold in source code format and without royalty fees. Licenses for the Nucleus L2TP software begin at $4,995. The L2TP MIB is part of the Nucleus L2TP package and allows remote monitoring and configuring of L2TP tunnels and sessions.

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