said by Kord:Don't confuse the two. HTTPS websites are very poor over consumer-grade satellite, because the latency DOES get in the way. You can't, or at least you shouldn't, proxy a secure site since the proxy would have to be able to "read" the data. So every element of the connection will involve request/response. I hate dealing with PayPal over satellite, which I have to do a lot. At least my commercial-grade satellite is a bit better, but still poor.
Hows the HTTPS pages do? Most companies use a secure site for remote access
Secure business connections (VPN), whether done over SSL, IPSec, PPTP, or whatever, are not nearly as bad as dealing with a secure webpage. They take longer to establish than they would over terrestrial, but once connected they move reasonably well. IPSec won't work over Hughes without a static IP, since their routers don't handle passthrough. I've used PPTP with Hughes fairly well, but prefer IPSec over the commercial satellite connection.
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