Network security general discussion

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Subject: Network security general discussion
Posted by:  Dave Mc (Dave…@discussions.microsoft.com)
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2008

I am in the process of deciding how to allow remote user access to our
network.  I think I want to set up a VPN with both router-to-router IPSEC
tunnels for remote offices and a few PPTP tunnels for users from home.  I
don't want to go crazy with security (not sure that's avoidable !).
My basic question is:  It seems all the tunnels/encryption/??? in the world
aren't going to do any good if I don't have really strong passwords
everywhere.  In other words, if some can crack into one or my router's setup,
they could create their own tunnel, etc.  Am I missing something or is it
basically true that anyone's network security is only as good as their
weakest password ?

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