NETGEAR FVS318 Router User Manual

Virtual Private Networking 6-1
Chapter 6
Virtual Private Networking
This chapter describes how to use the the virtual private networking (VPN) features of the FVS318
VPN Firewall. A VPN provides secure, encrypted communication between your local network and
a remote network or computer.
Note: The FVS318 VPN Firewall uses industry standard VPN protocols. However, due
to variations in how manufacturers interpret these standards, many VPN products are
not interoperable. NETGEAR provides support for connections between two FVS318
VPN Firewalls, and between an FVS318 VPN Firewall and the SafeNet Secure VPN
Client for Windows. Although the FVS318 can interoperate with many other VPN
products, it is not possible for NETGEAR to provide specific technical support for every
other interconnection.