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VPN on Blackberry

We have a customer who is a CEO that has a smart home setup. No server are present in his home. we are using a sonicwall and we want him to be able to VPN into his home network over his Blackberry. However as far as Sonicwall in concerned he needs a VPN client which they don't provide. What is the best way if possible to especially and SSTP or L2TP Connection into his home network
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digitapCommented:
To clarify, you want the office sonicwall to establish a vpn with the CEO's home network? The sonicwall does employ L2TP. You don't indicate which sonicwall you have or if it's enhanced or standard OS. Hope the article works for you.

https://www.fuzeqna.com/sonicwallkb/consumer/kbdetail.asp?kbid=3544
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dlan75Commented:
Hi,
why do you need a VPN on the blackberry, I don't understand. If you have a BES then your BB is already connected to your network.
In order to setup a VPN using a sonicwall appliance you need a client as said in your question and there is no client for BB.
You could try an SSL VPN connection if your sonicwall supports it (NSA products for example), but I doubt it'll work and that will depend on what you want to do exactly.
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dlan75Commented:
Hi again,
If what you want to do is that your CEO accesses the office network from home then simply install and configure the Sonicwall Global VPN Client on his computer. You may need licences for that from sonicwall (usually you have one or two by default).
Here is an article on how to configure vpn on sonicwall : http://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-do-i-configure-sonicwall-vpn-connections/6131503
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EmpoweredBizAuthor Commented:
I"m sorry for the lack of clarity this customer home network consists of workstations and a sonicwall firewall. BES is not present nor anything office related. We want to be able to vpn into the network because he wants to be able to access some of the smart home feature. For example the elevator to his apartment can be (and is controlled) by IP address since this is what can grant access to the home have the traffic encrypted is a major security concern. the short question is Can I create and LT2P or SSTP tunnel from a blackberry phone to a sonicwall firewall or other device\software ?
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dlan75Commented:
Hi,
as you need a client and there are none for blackberry this sounds complicated. Why not establishing a vpn between his home and the office where his office computer would be the only one to have access to the vpn?
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EmpoweredBizAuthor Commented:
maynot be a bad Idea. the more that I think about it. If we wanted to say establish a windows 2k3 or 2k8 server on his home network can we then establish a vpn connection by perhaps putting the server on DMZ and bypassing the Sonicwall ? I know techincally this can be done with a normal workstation but i've never been a Blackberry guy so I don't know what it's capable of or not
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dlan75Commented:
Hi,
you said (if I understood correctly) that he has a sonicwall at home so why do you want a server? Simply configure vpn on his sonicwall and install the client at the office on his computer. forget about the Blackberry, whatever solution will need a vpn client which doesn't exist on BB.
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EmpoweredBizAuthor Commented:
RIght the problem is he want's to be able to access all his homes feature from his blackberry not just an office computer. the blackberry is the key and setting up some kind of VPN access on it. I would think with blackberry being an enterprise grade solutions someone makes vpn client software for it. if for no other reason to get secure exchange traffic or somthing
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dlan75Commented:
Blackberry being an enterprise solution is commonly used with BES so no need of VPN :-)
You have an other solution but I doubt you'll like it :-) you can have a specific vpn client developped to control the house, it is Java based.

sorry but again there are no vpn clients for BB.
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RobMobilityCommented:
Hi,

BlackBerry devices have ann in-built VPN client - create profiles using Options, Advanced Options, VPN.

You can configure it against a number of pre-defined concentrtors.

Regards,


RobMobility.
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