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Last Modified: 2013-11-16
we are looking to replace our current SSL VPN solution.  During the process we came across the Watchguard x1250e.  This product looks like a solution to the VPN and others like Wan failover.  My question is can you folks give me some feedback on the device.

SSL vpn is a good solution for remote users, are you using it, have you had issues if so what?
Wan failover are you using it, how has it worked for you.
WAN/VPN failover agin are you using it and how has it worked for you.

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I'm a network admin managing over 30 of those unit,
it works just fine

with multi wan you can do failed over, load balancing, round-ribbon, its so easy... 2-3 click and you have your wan fail-over set. you can also specify the faild over for every rules.

I tried vpn-wan fail over in a lab, it works, but only with between 2 WGuard unit.

only one bad thing about SSL vpn, you can not specify what is accessible by the users.
you can not specify that the SSL user can only acces

for SSL, get fireware pro, without it you only have 1 SSL access at the time...


What I have seen so far from the SSL VPN is this.  Our Network is made up of 4 sites and 6 subnets.  The VPN is in the office with 3 subnets.  Now when I come into the VPN I can ping all three subnets in the office but I can not ping the 3 other offies.  Although I have it set to allow access to  
it can be a routing problem...

by default, the firebox gives the IP to SSL users, so you must have routes in the 3 sites for that network


But when a VPN is establishe it nats to a 172.16.1.x address which is our inside ip.  So should'nt traffic flow?
trafic will go to all your subnet, but it will never came back because you don't have any route for


ok I have made some changes.  I set the pool address to 172.16.12.x/24 I in turn put in a route on my external router for the 172.16.12.x subnet.  On my internal raouter I setup a vlan for the 172.16.12.x subnet.  I put the optional-1 port on the 172.16.12.x subnet.  Now I connect to the VPN I get a 172.16.12.x address but I can't pint the default gateway of the 172.16.12.x subent from the VPN client.
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Thanks for your help it was what I needed to know.

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