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How to configure a VPN with a Fortigate 60b Firewall

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How do I configure a Fortigate 60b Firewall VPN.  I would like to use the VPN so that I can access network drivers and do remote desktop connections.

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There are few types of VPN you can choose to do the job for you.

IPSEC - very secure but may be problematic for remote users (client app needed)

http://docs.fortinet.com/fgt/archives/3.0/techdocs/FortiGate_IPSec_VPN_User_Guide_01-30005-0065-20081015.pdf

SSL - very secure and usually easy to set up for remote users (SSL widely used in www) (client app needed)

http://docs.fortinet.com/fgt/archives/3.0/techdocs/FortiGate_SSL_VPN_User_Guide_01-30004-0348-20070405.pdf

PPTP - less secure than both of the above, oldest. Very low CPU usage of firewall (less consuming crypting algorithm so many remote users) (almost every flavour of linux/unix/mac/windows has pptp client build in)

http://docs.fortinet.com/fgt/archives/3.0/techdocs/FortiGate_PPTP_VPN_User_Guide_01-30004-0349-20070201.pdf


Of coures if you need to set up Site to Site VPN not client you don't have as many options.

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Chris
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Just for clarification

By means of problematic to set up i meant potential troubles with NAT on remote users side.

SSL seems best choice

HTH

Chris

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