[VPN] Recommendations

David Pierson davepier at optusnet.com.au
Fri Apr 9 04:42:42 EDT 2004


Do have a look at Snapgear www.cyberguard.com/snapgear as they do not charge
a per-user licensing for their VPN. The LITE+ will do up to 0.5Mbps 3DES and
the SME530 up to 3Mbps with 3DES or 8Mbps AES. Depends how much traffic you
think you'll have.
The equipment is a joy to use too. The reason you don't hear as much about
them on the VPN channels may be that their stuff just works and their lucky
admins like me don't have any hassles. :-)

----- Original Message -----
From: "Paul R. Yaskowski" <paul at yaskowski.com>
To: <vpn at lists.shmoo.com>
Sent: Friday, April 09, 2004 1:39 PM
Subject: [VPN] Recommendations

> I'm looking to setup a site-to-site VPN the replace a leased line used
> solely for AS/400 access. I have a couple questions as to what I should
> The main office consists of about 25 users with static SDSL. The remote
> office is about 5 users with dynamic ADSL.
> I've looked at the PIX-501, but I've always been a little scared of
> licensing. If I purchased a 10-user PIX-501, and set it behind the SDSL at
> the main office, it would only allow 10 users to get Internet access?
> No matter what product I choose, would a site-to-site VPN work with a
> address on one side and a dynamic on the other?
> Would any PIX handle PPPoE with a dynamically assigned IP?
> The company is cost-conscious, and I've looked at the PIX-506E, without
> per-user licensing, but it is 50% more.
> Any comments or suggestions as to which products I should look at would be
> great boon to me. I prefer Cisco products, because I am familiar with
> interface, but am flexible.
> I would appreciate any help with this, I had Cisco certs back in the
> hey-day, but I worked with them so rarely that I let the certs expire.
> Paul
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