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SBS 2003 VPN or Cisco 800 Series VPN?

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I am working on a network that has a Cisco 800 series router with VPN endpoint capability.

I am soon to be installing SBS 2003. I am familiar with this OS and know how to setup VPN connections using the built-in software.

I have never worked on a Cisco product.

My question is, what would be the better option to use for VPN connections? I am thinking that using the Cisco VPN will take some load off the SBS 2003 server, which is of course the DC running Exchange. But I am relatively inexperienced in this area and would appreciate your thoughts.
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I would say use the SBS VPN as you are experienced with it and if there are any problems you will be better equipped to handle them.

That being said, I would also encourage you to play with the Cisco VPN and see how it feels.  You may find you prefer it.
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Thanks tomcahill.

I should really ask, is there much performance differerence between the two?
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I don't think that the VPN server really impacts performance all that much so I don't think you will see a big difference in the router vs SBS.  However it really depends on the load your server and router are under.

The quick answer is no.  The long answer is it depends ;)

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