VPN setup suggestion on mission critical app
Posted on 2004-10-20
I have 3 remote retail locations connecting POS registers and PC's to a corporate office over dedicated lines (Fract T1's). The stores have recently had DSL installed to allow for Inet access.
The Fractional T1's are killing the owner in monthly costs and he would like to explore alternatives.
My question is this:
Do I dare try to establish VPN connections from each retail location to corporate since this is a mission critical app?
If so, what type of hardware would you recommend. Keep in mind that the owner is a little tight fisted ;-)
Additionally, each location has Micom Marathon 2K plus multiplexers and Frontrunner MR-2's. Any suggestions as to how to migrate from the dedicated setup to the VPN?
Gave this 500 points because I need to have feedback ASAP.