[VPN] VPNs, bandwidths, and Citrix
mdalto at sflawish.org
Wed May 21 15:43:35 EDT 2003
I have a couple of very basic questions about VPN management. I just
recently started as a SysAdmin for a small non-profit that used to out
source most of its IT. I worked in technical support on the client side of
a large university network, so I'm farely computer literate and capable but
a neubie to small office environments, system administration etc.
We currently have three employees accessing a centrally located database
over a VPN through a Watchguard Firebox system. The performance is
horrendous due to the amount of data being sent back and forth. It has been
suggested that we install a Citrix Metaframe system to drastically reduce
the amount of data being sent. Two questions come to mind that I was hoping
someone could help me with:
Are three users on a VPN the bottleneck, such that a Citrix installation
will not drastically help.
What is the bandwidth over a VPN, how is it shared and maximized?
Am I correct in assuming that Citrix helps this only by reducing the amount
of data being sent over the VPN?
Thank you so much in advance!
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