how to connect head office to three remote office using vpn
Posted on 2006-05-16
My company has four subnet, Head office and three remote offices.
Head office A and the other remote office X,Y,Z resp.
Head office has the main database server and all dns,dhcp are housed here.
I am planning to deploy vpn to connect the remote offices to head office.
Because of lack of finance I would like to employ a linksys RV042 router at the head office only , instead of buying routers for all the remote office I would like use the windows vpn clients to create respective tunnels to head office router.
Example remote office X would like to connect to head office instead of having a “always up” connection each office will establish an vpn connection when needed.
(1) Is this method secure or you would recommend linksys RV042 routers for all remote offices.
(2) If a remote office establish a vpn connection to head office is it possible to be hacked at the remote office remember no router will be at the remote offices.
(3) Do I need dsl modems at all location (head office and X,Y,Z)
(4) Assuming this is a company that has very sensitive information in it database could you suggest a more secure scenario.