When:  Thursday, November 19, 1998

     Where:  The Chase Manhattan Bank
             55 Water Street (enter at Old Slip)
             South Tower
             13th Floor, Conference Room C

      Time:  6:00 PM - 6:30 PM  Registration
             6:20 PM - 6:35 PM  Ask the Wizard,
                                Questions, Answers and Current Events
             6:35 PM - 6:45 PM  Unigroup Business
             6:45 PM - 9:30 PM  Main Presentation

     Topic:  Virtual Private Networking - VPN

   Speaker:  Mike Devine
             Compatible Systems 



  Note: Due to a speaker cancelation, our Electronic Commerce meeting had
        to be postponed.

  Whether working from home or just a remote site, secure remote network
  access is important.  One way to achieve this is through VPNs - Virtual
  Private Networks.  VPNs can provide secure network connections through the
  use of authentication and encryption.  VPNs and their implementation for
  remote access will be discussed at Unigroup's November 1998 meeting.  Our
  speaker is Mike Devine from Metro Marketing, the regional representative
  for Compatible Systems who manufactures the IntraPort Family of Remote
  Access Servers. 

  Description of Talk: 

  The general outline for our talk on VPNs is as follows: 

    What is a VPN? 
    How does a VPN work? 
    What about security? 
    Benefits over standard Remote Access. 
    What is needed to set up VPN? 

  Our speaker's presentation slides include the following titles: 

    Compatible Systems Corporation 
    Remote Access 
    VPN In Action 
    STEP - Secure Tunnel Establishment Protocol 
    Authentication for Secure Connection 
    Encryption for Data Privacy 
    Standards (RFCs) for Tunneling IPX, IP-in-IP and Security 
    IP sec 
    IP sec Authentication Header 
    IP sec ESP Header 
    IP sec Tunnel Mode 
    IP sec IKE - Internet Key Exchange 
    Small Organization Priorities 
    VPN Case Study (Small) 
    Mid-Size Organization Priorities 
    VPN Case Study (Mid) 
    Large-Size Organization Priorities 
    VPN Case Study (Large) 
    VPN Access Servers and Features 

  Handouts will include copies of the speaker's presentation as well
  as a series of technical white papers concerning the technologies
  mentioned in the presentation. 

  Speaker Biography: 

  Micheal Devine has been involved with the WAN/Networking market for over
  five years.  His primary areas of expertise are in: Virtual Private
  Networking, Voice over IP, Corporate Internet Access, Firewalls, DSL,
  and Remote Access.  He has done dozens of presentations to IT
  professionals all across the North East United States. 

  Company Biography: 

  (extracted from the Compatible Web Site) 

  Compatible Systems designs, manufactures and markets a full line of
  interconnectivity products for Internet-based Virtual Private Networks
  (VPNs), Internet access, and Internet services.   For more than a decade
  their products have played vital roles in thousands of networks worldwide.
  Their customers range from small corporations linking departments or
  offices to global Internet Service Providers connecting thousands of
  customers to the Net. 


  Complimentary Refreshments will be served.


     55 Water Street is between Water Street & Front Streets at Old Slip...
     about 7 blocks south of Fulton St. and the South Street Seaport.
     Take 4 train to Bowling Green & Walk Due East;
     Take 2/3 trains to Wall Street, Walk East to Water St.
          then walk South 5 blocks;
     Take M/J trains to Broad St., Walk East to Water St.;
     Take N/R trains to Whitehall St., Walk North East to Water St.
     There is parking on the street (after 6:30-7pm) and there is a lot
          right in the building, entrance on Old Slip.
     Walking from Wall St., follow William St. south which bends around
          and leads you to Hanover Sq. and Old Slip is across Water Street.

  Room Location Specifics:
     Enter the building at Old Slip.  To get to the South Tower of the
     complex, you enter the building at Old Slip at the "North Tower"
     doors.  This entrance is is immediately to the right of the main
     entrance, towards Water Street.  Go past the guard's desk (mentioning
     you are heading for Unigroup) to the elevator bank and go to the 13th
     floor.  When you get to the 13th floor, follow the signs leading you
     to the meeting room.

     The signs will lead you from the elevator, through a set of doors
     (soda machine will be on your left), then past the cafeteria.  After
     the cafeteria, you see another "lobby" area.  Walk past the cash
     machines, make a left and look for a sign marking the meeting room.
     Conference Room C will be on your left.

     If you come very early, we may not have the signs in place yet, but
     hopefully these directions will get you to the meeting room.
     If you arrive before Unigroup Board Members, please be patient and
     wait for us to arrive.  The building cafeteria is open to the public.


  Fee Schedule:
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       * Non-Member Single Meeting:                      $ 20.00
         Student Yearly Membership:                      $ 20.00
         Non-Member Student Single Meeting (with ID):    $  5.00
    ==>  UniForum/Unigroup Joint Yearly Membership       $140.00
         Cash, Check, American Express.
       * Employees of Chase (with ID) can attend general meetings at no charge.

    ==>  Unigroup is the Greater NYC Regional Area Affiliate
         of UniForum - an International Unix Users Group.
         Our Joint Membership Program gives you FULL membership
         in both organizations for a discounted price.
         UniForum membership is currently $95.00 per year.
         For information about UniForum visit http://www.uniforum.org.
         UniForum membership benefits include various discount programs as
         well as a subscription to the "Open Systems Product Directory,"
         an important resource for Unix Users.  The Directory contains
         information on Unix related hardware, software and services.


  Please mark this meeting on your calendar and join us!
  Please tell your friends about Unigroup!



  Unigroup is one of the oldest and largest Unix User's Groups serving the
  Greater New York City Regional Area since the early 1980s.  Unigroup is
  not-for-profit, vendor-neutral and member funded volunteer organization.
  Unigroup holds regular and special event meetings throughout the year on
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  is also the Greater NYC Regional Area Affiliate of UniForum - an
  International Unix Users Group.

  Thanks to Chase, Unigroup holds regular meetings planned for the Third
  THURSDAY of Odd Months at The Chase Manhattan Bank, 55 Water Street, NYC.
  Planned meeting dates are: 11/19/98, 1/21/99, 3/18/99, 5/20/99...
  Watch for our Special Event meetings at the various trade shows in NYC.

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-Rob Weiner
 Unigroup Executive Director

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