Route web traffic through VPN tunnel?
Posted on 2010-01-05
Let me explain our setup briefly before I ask the question fully:
We have our corporate office set up with our PDC, Exchange Server, SQL Server, etc. We also have a Web Filter set up here, specifically a Barracuda appliance. We have 11 satellite locations that we are running into issues with their web browsing and the sites in which they visit. Each of these locations have a VPN tunnel with an ASA or a Sonicwall connecting back to the corporate office. This is basically just being used for email and file shares on the servers at the corporate office. However, we are thinking about routing web traffic through the VPN tunnel to use the Barracuda as a filter.
Can this be done? What would we have to do in terms of configuration? Would it use the bandwidth from the corporate office to surf the web or would it just send the request to the Barracuda and then go out through the WAN on the local site?
If anyone has done this and could provide any insight it would be appreciated.
Or, if there is a better way to accomplish this in a better manner feel free to provide info.