Is VPN possible in this Setup
Posted on 2006-05-11
We currently have 2 Cisco 1721 routers at the head of our small network. One owned by our ISP that we cannot touch and one which is ours. We are looking to add VPN capabilities to our network in the simpliest and cheapest manner possible. Our goal is to have 1 or 2 Site tunnels and Cisco VPN Client access.
We are considering the purchase of 2 Pix 501's to deploy the first tunnel with VPN Client access.
My preliminary questions are as follows:
1. Is there a way to just Add the Pix 501 to our company network to provide just the VPN services. I ask for a twofold reason. One the existing 1721 has an incredibly long access list on it that I'd like to avoid having to replicate. Secondly, we'd like to be able to use a simple Pix 501 rather than having to go up to the more expensive Pix 506 (2 Pix 501< Pix 506).
2. If its not possible what is the best route to take.
The initial question design I have in my head is somehow getting something like this to work:
Our 1721 Pix 501
Any help would be appreciated as well as links to any configuration examples.