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Accessing files using traditional VPN software comes at a great cost. In this article we quantify true costs of supporting VPNs for remote access. Businesses of all types utilize VPN software solutions to provide remote access to their employees.  How do we quantify the true Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of supporting VPN software?  Why is TCO Important? Gartner, Inc. ( defines TCO as the total cost of using and maintaining an IT investment over time.  TCO calculations include a combination of direct costs (hardware, software acquisition, management and support) and indirect costs (end-user training and downtime). TCO is often overlooked and unbudgeted, presenting an incomplete projection of overall IT costs. Most organizations look at their direct costs and setup labor only at the time of purchase.  However, research shows that a system's software & ... (more)