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Re: Teleworking
From: JGrimshaw () ASAP com
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2003 08:28:17 -0600

You could always allow for a Cisco router at the employees home; a DSL or 
cable router in the 800 series of routers would work, with the option of a 
hardware VPN accelerator.
 
Some models have a four-port switch installed, and you can configure the 
router to allow only specific MAC addresses to connect via the VPN tunnel. 
 So, Bob from Accounting can connect from his work issued laptop, without 
any client installed on it (and as such, would never need updating) and he 
can connect his printer to the switch, have a wireless home network access 
point hooked up and the rest of his family--but only his laptop would 
touch the tunnel (or if you prefer, his printer too).

The tunnel can connect to a PIX or a router at the business.

If VoIP was deployed, you cannot use QoS on the PIX, but you could on the 
router.  So, if a scheduled backup job kicked off when the employee was 
connected, VoIP would suffer if you terminated the tunnel on a PIX.  But 
if its a router-to-router connection, you could configure for VoIP traffic 
to receive priority.




"David Lanagan" <DLanagan () sterlinginsurancegroup com> 
11/10/2003 04:39 AM

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Teleworking






I'm about to embark on a teleworking project and would like to ask you 
guys the following...

I was going to be using Cisco-based 3des VPNs out to clients who will use 
the vpn client s/w loaded on their machines, an adsl connection and citrix 
for a remote desktop.

I was going to employ a securID or similar box to provide additional 
security.

Could anyone out there recommend any other options?  I want the connection 
to be very secure and allow for a concurrent usage of up to 50 clients 
coming in at any one time.

Your help will be much appreciated...

Regards,

Dave.

________________________________________________________________________
Dave Lanagan
Lead  - Infrastructure Development
Tel: 020 8334 1548
Fax: 020 8948 0161
Mail: dlanagan () sterlinginsurancegroup com


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