Best VPN Appliance

Mike Callahan mcallahan at bullseyetelecom.com
Thu Mar 11 07:17:12 CST 2010


+1 for the ShrewSoft Client for Windows 7.  Works like a champ.

Mike


-----Original Message-----
From: Jon Auer [mailto:jda at tapodi.net]
Sent: Monday, March 08, 2010 2:54 PM
To: Blomberg, Orin P (DOH)
Cc: nanog at nanog.org
Subject: Re: Best VPN Appliance


If you can use 3rd party VPN clients the ShrewSoft IPSec client on
Windows 7 works great with Cisco concentrators.
http://www.shrew.net/software

On Mon, Mar 8, 2010 at 1:37 PM, Blomberg, Orin P  (DOH)
<Orin.Blomberg at doh.wa.gov> wrote:
> There is also the fact to consider that Cisco has said there will be no
> support for Windows 64-bit on their IPSEC client, they are pushing
> people to the AnyConnect (An SSL-based clientless IPSEC) who want to use
> Windows 64-bit or other OSs, so in the future the argument for having a
> separate box for client-based IPSEC will be moot.
>
> Orin
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Stefan Fouant [mailto:sfouant at shortestpathfirst.net]
> Sent: Monday, March 08, 2010 11:29 AM
> To: Voll, Toivo; Chris Campbell; Dawood Iqbal
> Cc: nanog at nanog.org
> Subject: Re: Best VPN Appliance
>
> Toivo,
>
> The SA Series absolutely supports IPsec if you are using Network
> Connect.  It defaults to using IPsec and if that is not supported then
> it will fall back to SSL.  Of course, NC is not as secure as W-SAM,
> J-SAM, or Core Access in terms of role and resource granularity control
> but the support for IPsec is absolutely there.
>
> HTHs.
>
> Stefan Fouant
> ------Original Message------
> From: Voll, Toivo
> To: Chris Campbell
> To: Dawood Iqbal
> Cc: nanog at nanog.org
> Subject: RE: Best VPN Appliance
> Sent: Mar 8, 2010 11:56 AM
>
> We're generally happy with our Juniper SA6500s, but they, and a lot of
> the other SSL VPN vendor appliances will not support IPSec. Cisco's ASA
> does, but it's less feature-rich in the SSL VPN arena. The Juniper was
> the most mature and flexible of all the offerings we looked at, but also
> the most expensive, and it's not perfect either.
>
> Having migrated from Cisco's 3000 series appliances, the current SSL
> VPNs are a totally different mindset and about two orders of magnitude
> more complicated. Have a very good understanding of exactly what problem
> you're trying to solve with the product and what kind of policies and
> requirements you have to meet, or it's going to be a mess. I can answer
> more specific questions on our experiences and testing off-list.
>
> --
> Toivo Voll
> University of South Florida
> Information Technology Communications
>
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chris Campbell [mailto:Chris.Campbell at nebulassolutions.com]
> Sent: Friday, March 05, 2010 11:36 AM
> To: Dawood Iqbal
> Cc: nanog at nanog.org
> Subject: Re: Best VPN Appliance
>
> The Juniper SA is by far and away the market leader and in my opinion
> the best end user experience.
>
> On 5 Mar 2010, at 15:57, Dawood Iqbal wrote:
>
>> Hello All,
>>
>>
>>
>> Is it possible to get your ideas on what VPN appliances are good to
> have in
>> enterprise network?
>>
>>
>>
>> Requirements are;
>>
>> SSL
>>
>> IPSec
>>
>> Client and Web VPN support (Win/MAC/iPhone/Android)
>>
>> If webvpn is used, then when any user connects via webvpn, we should
> be able
>> to re-direct him to any and ONLY specific application i.e SAP.
>>
>> If 2 boxes are installed then they should replicate data seamlessly.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> dI
>>
>
>
>
>
> Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry
>
>



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