On Fri, 13 Jan 2012 20:26:24 +0000, Peter
>I see this talked about in various places...
>My Nokia 700 is supposed to support an IPSEC VPN. I can't see the
>config for it, but anyway my office router does only PPTP or SSL VPNs.
>The Iphone4/Ipad2 does PPTP and IPSEC, and apparently the IPSEC option
>is purely for a particular type of CISCO server kit.
>But why would people want this? A remote desktop barely works on a
>smartphone, and you need a dedicated client because they don't support
>java or active-x RDP clients. Are VPNs mandated for secure email etc
>comms? I heard, years ago, that Cisco mandated a 3DES VPN for all
>their phone/laptop mobile employees.
Even with a desktop computer, VPN access is commonly used irrespective
of whether RDP sessions are required.
Accessing your company's mail server "from the inside" I suppose is
the most common use.