Stories by Jason Van Cleve

Sizing Up NT-RAS Cards

Last fall, we set out to determine whether multimodem adapter cards that plug into standard PC servers running Windows NT were a formidable, low-cost alternative to dedicated remote access concentrators for giving your remote users access to your corporate network. We found that they were.

Getting RAS right for your network

Can multimodem adapter cards that plug into standard PC servers running Microsoft's Windows NT really be a low-cost alternative to dedicated remote access concentrators?
Port for port, server cards can cost as little as half the price of modular remote access devices - but can they really do the job in a real-world network? When we came across six of these add-in boards as options for companies looking for a cost-effective way to offer remote access, we decided to see how these cards stack up against their chassis-based competition in terms of ease of use, scalability, manageability, security and advanced features.

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