Best Site to Site VPN

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Jamco, May 4, 2005.

  1. Jamco

    Jamco Guest

    Hey just looking for some opinions.
    We would like to connect a branch office to our corporate office, over a
    site to site VPN.
    There will be about 50 users at the branch office, and they will have thin
    clients, which will connect to Terminal servers (along with exchange, sql
    database, DHCP servers, AD all in corporate office)

    What would you recommend?
    A cheap linksys router at each end? A more expensive cisco setup? ISA
    Server to ISA server setup?

    What would you recommend?

    Jamco, May 4, 2005
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  2. First of all, a really stable leased line, not just DSL.
    2nd, cisco, no question.
    If you want to go a cheaper route, your branch office must be able to "live
    independently" for some time (until ISP has fixed the line, router is
    exchanged and reconfigured, vpn is in sync again and whatever).
    For 50 users I would recommend a branch AD/Terminal server, depending upon
    the accepted downtimes due to line failures, and the costs by transfer
    volume: reducing that volume on expensive connections will pay off in the
    long run. And remember, there is always the caterpillar in between ...
    Walter Mautner, May 5, 2005
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