We have a cisco vpn concentrator which requires installation of the cisco vpn client software. Currently, only a hand-full of lan-admin folks use it, and it works fine.
We are interested in rolling out vpn to our user community, and blocking all ports except RDP to particular servers on our network.
We don't want to have end-users install what we consider to be somewhat heavy cisco client software.
Someone suggested we buy a cheap linksys router which supports IPSEC VPN, but out IT-guy who researched it read that the only "client-less" windows vpn protocols are PPTP and L2TP, while the stand-a-lone routers only support IPSec. Therefore, he suggested we bring up PPTP on our isa server.
Question: is that true?
Not that I'm hating ISA, but I was kinda looking forward to a hardware router that wouldn't require windows updates.
Also, can anyone suggest a router for under $100 that we can trial for just a hand full of users to get our feet wet with this concept? Remember: we want a lightweight solution that doesn't require installing client software on the user's home pc's, and that will talk to a cheap, stand-a-lone router.
All comments would be very much appreciated,