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VPN access for small client

I have a client of 3-4 users who want to be able to VPN in to their network. Currently on a simple business DSL. They just want to beable to VPN so they can downloads files and such. They don't want to spend alot. Any recommondations? Im thinking a hardware firewall would be cheapest..
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SorensonCommented:
If they have a spare computer, look at untangle.  http://www.untangle.com/

Otherwise a small ASA 5505 would allow the VPN as well:  http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/vpndevc/ps6032/ps6094/ps6120/product_data_sheet0900aecd802930c5.html
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SorensonCommented:
If the DSL modem is currently doing address translation, you may need to get into it, to allow the proper ports to forward to either solution.
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bmeyer1908Commented:
There are many solutions.  Have a firewall with VPN options.  l2tp over IPSEC is an option where one does not need a client piece.   There are many VPN options, IPSEC, SSL, l2tp over IPSEC, and pptp to name a few.  I prefer a Cisco ASA5505 running either SSL or IPSEC.  Cisco also has a client (no 64 bit Vista) that can be used with the ASA (IPSEC).  Cisco's SSLVPN solution can use "anyconnect" which downloads from the ASA to the client after authentication on the first connect.
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shankshankAuthor Commented:
hello
aware of the solutions but looking for cost effective solution. at  40 person organization asa5505 is great, but i think overkill for $1200 for 3 users.

i know linksys makes some low end devices

but is there anything you guys can recommeond, say under 500? i'll take a look at untangle sorenson

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SorensonCommented:
10 user asa 5505 should be under $500  http://www.cdw.com/shop/products/default.aspx?EDC=1065037

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bmeyer1908Commented:
Sorenson is correct but with one caveat.  Only a 2 user SSLVPN license but 10 VPN peer so that other methods than SSL can be used without an additional client license.  It's what we use for a very low cost solution that has maintainability.
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SysExpertCommented:
10 user Juniper Netscreen on ebay < $300
model NS 5 GT. I usually get them as cheap as $150.

I hope this helps !

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shankshankAuthor Commented:
ahh wow. Okay I didn't consider the costs on the asa5505 for my 50 user license and like SEC PLUS license.

the SSL VPN is for web based correct? and the 10 user well thats just for the VPN client itself I assume

for $400 i guess this is a tough bargain
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bmeyer1908Commented:
the asa5505 comes with a free 10 user vpn license.  IPSEC works like a champ.
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SorensonCommented:
I would use the ipsec, over the ssl vpn.  depending on the application or need, the ssl vpn can be difficult.
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