Direct Connect - kick out your gnarly ol'VPN!

I blogged some time ago about the "Shrinking Enterprise" and wouldn't it be neat if we could do away with VPN. Well the other day I came across Steve Riley who works in Trust Worthy Computing. Seems he's been talking about just this for quite a while and in this posting here he describes "an idea of using IPv6, IPsec, NAP, and group policy to build a pretty slick replacement for clunky VPN gateways"! Cool Eh!