Networking program between two different physical sites.
Posted on 2007-10-11
Hi. I am trying to help a friend who has opened a new physician's office. They are across town from me, not that that matters. For two years, they have used an electronic medical record system on a domain using eight Windows XP Pro workstations and Windows Server 2003 all hard wired. They use a Cisco router with a cable connection for Internet. Never a problem.
At the new site approximately thirty miles from their first site, they are setting up a similar network with ten computers XP Pro and SBS 2003 Standard R2. Using Cisco PIX 501 and switch and same cable company. Both have static IPs.
Is there a simple way to connect both offices so that all of the computers running the Electronic Medical Record can "see" each other and run off one database? If so, how? And, would it be secure? Would this be a place for VPN? They are planning on hiring an IT to start, but they are just seeing if it is feasible. For the most part, money isn't a big issue, but they do have a budget. Thanks.