Suddenly, Remote Access is all that

Sun Microsystems decides that perhaps it is time to buy into this whole remote access thing. You know giving access to folks to corporate applications via a browser. So it buys Tarantella, for about $25 million. Not to be left behind, Microsoft decides to make an investment in Laplink, thought its investment seems to be more desktop centric. [Citrix Systems had bought GoToMyPC.] In the meantime remote-access/VPN products from Juniper and Cisco, are flying off the shelves. Given that the number of mobile workers is increasing sharply, these simplified VPN/remote access products will be quite a hot market.