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REVIEW: "Mobile VPN", Alex Shneyderman/Alessio Casati

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    BKMBLVPN.RVW 20030401 Mobile VPN , Alex Shneyderman/Alessio Casati, 2003, 0-471-21901-0, U$45.00/C$69.95/UK#33.50 %A Alex Shneyderman %A Alessio Casati
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      "Mobile VPN", Alex Shneyderman/Alessio Casati, 2003, 0-471-21901-0,
      U$45.00/C$69.95/UK#33.50
      %A Alex Shneyderman
      %A Alessio Casati
      %C 5353 Dundas Street West, 4th Floor, Etobicoke, ON M9B 6H8
      %D 2003
      %G 0-471-21901-0
      %I John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
      %O U$45.00/C$69.95/UK#33.50 416-236-4433 fax: 416-236-4448
      %O http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0471219010/robsladesinterne
      http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0471219010/robsladesinte-21
      %O http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/0471219010/robsladesin03-20
      %P 330 p.
      %T "Mobile VPN"

      Part one presents wireless data fundamentals. Chapter one gives an
      introduction to mobile virtual private networks (MVPN), and the
      emphasis on cellular technology points out that the authors are
      familiar with the telecommunications, rather than security, field of
      work. The material contains a weak suggestion that MVPNs may be
      useful, lots of alphabet soup, and very little in the way of
      conceptual background. The data networking technologies in chapter
      two are not explained very clearly: basic ideas get bogged down with
      details. Cellular radio interfaces are listed in chapter three, with
      data services that can be provided over cellular networks in chapter
      four.

      Part two looks at MVPN and advanced wireless data services. MVPN
      fundamentals, in chapter five, basically reiterates the text from
      chapter two, with a little extra emphasis on virtual private networks.
      Chapter six describes various GSM (Global System for Mobile
      communications)/GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) and UMTS
      (Universal Mobile Telecommunication System) offerings. Options for
      CDMA2000 (Code Division Multiple Access) are listed in chapter seven.
      Chapter eight explains MVPN equipment components and requirements.
      Possible developments in mobile VPN are advanced in chapter nine.

      This book once again emphasizes the divide not only between the
      cellular and wireless LAN camps, but also between communications and
      security. It fails to bring all the related technologies together
      between two covers. At the same time, for those in the LAN or
      security fields who need to know about cellular service offerings,
      this work does not provide a consistent level of explanation and depth
      of background for those issues. Possible utilities are tabulated, but
      these could be obtained from almost any cell company sales office.

      copyright Robert M. Slade, 2003 BKMBLVPN.RVW 20030401

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