Another VPN scenario - from a newbie

Discussion in 'Network Routers' started by Darren Ludlam, Jun 24, 2004.

  1. Hello,
    thank-you daytripper for the info in reply to my previous post, very
    helpfull.

    But the goalposts have moved, the company I work for currently cannot aford
    server software, although I am trying to convince them to go for Win2000
    Server.

    Will VPN be achievable using Win2000 Pro or WinXP Pro. Would we require any
    other Hardware or third party software.

    Also which security software would you recommend eg Firewalls etc

    Many thanks
    Darren
     
    Darren Ludlam, Jun 24, 2004
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  2. Darren Ludlam

    daytripper Guest

    I'm certain that both Win2K Pro and WinXP Pro provide both client and server
    side support as I have used both versions, server and client, myself.

    BUT they probably don't allow as many connections as the Server versions, so
    if you need to tunnel more than one network client to a given server you may
    need a bit more than the straight workstation versions.

    As for firewall & rogue application protection applications, every system I
    own runs ISS "RealSecure Desktop"
    http://www.iss.net/products_services/enterprise_protection/rsdesktop/protector_desktop.php

    /daytripper (yeah, i suppose that could be considered an endorsement ;-)
     
    daytripper, Jun 24, 2004
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  3. Darren Ludlam

    chabral Guest

    I recommend you to buy a linksys or dlink broadband router with vpn. For
    example, a linksys befsx41 wich supports two lan-to-lan tunnels costs less
    than u$d 90, and a linksys befvp41 cost around u$d 130 and supports 70
    lan-to-lan tunnels. Both devices are also firewalls, support port
    redirection and ddns. I strongly recommend you a hardware based solution
    like this for vpn.
    good luck,
     
    chabral, Jun 24, 2004
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