Another aspect of network security is the connectivity you establish between your on premise data center and the Virtual Private Cloud OnDemand cloud. Based on the workload, a virtual machine can have various connectivity needs.

Virtual Private Cloud OnDemand supports the following types of secure connections between your remote site and the Virtual Private Cloud OnDemand cloud.

Each type of connection has different security features:

Secure Internet connectivity with firewall rules (a gateway service)

See About Firewall Rules in this guide for information.

Secure VPN

IPsec VPN—secure site-to-site VPN

See About Setting up an IPsec VPN Connection and Set up an IPsec VPN Connection to a Remote Site in this guide for information.

SSL VPN (Data Center Extension)—extension of your existing IP address range from your on-premise data center into the cloud with Layer 2 extension

See SSL VPN for Data Center Extension in this guide for information.

Create an IPsec VPN connection by using Virtual Private Cloud OnDemand and vCloud Director. Create an SSL VPN (Data Center Extension) connection by using vCloud Connector.

See Create a VPN Tunnel to a Remote Network in vCloud Director Administrator’s Guide for information.

See the VMware Blog article How To Use VPN to Connect Multiple vCloud Air Clouds for more information.