Need Basic VNP Help
Posted on 2006-04-13
I know next to nothing about VPN, but I guess I'm gonna learn soon cuz one of our clients wants it in order to ftp data back and forth. I've done some reading and I have the gist of VPN but....
The client is asking what our VPN hardware is and what the external IP is etc. He says he's running checkpoint evironment. Do both ends of the VPN need hardware or routers? I thought I could just configure a VPN connection on my XP to his office. If he is the VPN server why would he be asking these questions. I've got to email him back and don't want to sound like a dummy.
Hitherto, clients had just been ftp'g data to server space we've rented on the internet. Then all of our employees ( all 5 of us ), could download the pieces we needed. This worked fine as most of us work at home. Can the company renting the server space setup a VPN for us that we ( my company and our clients) can all access.
Oh yeah, one last thing. Do I need a static IP to connect to his VPN.