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Re: Teleworking
From: Carl_Foote () cyro com
Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2003 14:07:17 -0500






You may want to look at the 3000 series VPN concentrators for the head end.
The management is much easier and you can push client updates from it.  As
far as the clients go,Purchase a standard broadband router with NAT and
look at the Cisco Security Agent and the latest VPN client.  This should
wrap the whole thing up.

Carl Foote, CCNA





                                                                                                                        
                
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I didn't realize you were actually looking for a reply until you sent the
second message.

Since he never mentioned firewalls to begin with, just VPNs, I stuck with
just the VPNs.

But yes, it would be a good idea to implement some sort of client
firewall. I think he needs to solve his VPN issues first, though!  It is a
bit of a chicken-or-the-egg proposal, which to deploy first--but he seems
focused on VPNs at the moment.





Ramsy <ramsyl () itsecure com>
11/11/2003 11:04 PM

To
David Lanagan <DLanagan () sterlinginsurancegroup com>
cc
JGrimshaw () ASAP com, security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject
Re: Teleworking






Hi

What about a firewall ? VPN with out a firewall can be hole!
Sonicwall box has inbuilt vpn and firewall capabilities and good
performance

Regards
Ramsy

JGrimshaw () ASAP com wrote:

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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<security-basics () securityfocus com>
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Subject
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.

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Fax: 020 8948 0161
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