International Considerations

Pakistan will begin enforcing a ban on VPN traffic. The Pakistan Telecommunications Authority delivered a memo in Internet providers asking them to block encrypted VPN traffic, unless permission is obtained. The concern is that terrorists will try and hide communications. The reality is, in my opinion, they want to snoop on all traffic. I believe this is the same country that was mad at the USA for killing Bin Laden. Are we to believe that now they are interested in only stopping terrorists?

I believe that companies that operate in the middle east and Asia Pacific regions will have these obstacles continuously added. Proper planning for a dynamically changing remote access solution will be necessary to continue to compete. Products, policies, and procedures will need to be continuously reevaluated in this climate.