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Our office that has a Windows 2000 Server using Routing and remote access to connect 50 user spread among 10 remote offices.  Security is a concern and we need to replace with a cost effective solution.   Right now every connects to the Server using MS VPN connection.  From there a front end application on each machine accessing a separate linux server on the network

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by:Ernie Beek
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Cost effective..........

Do you have a certain budget for that?
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by:dbeayon
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Here is what we are looking at...

ASA5505 with 50 client licenses that will be installed on the individual clients. Cost 500

1841SEC-K9 in main office, 861K9 in remote offices. Cost  4500

Will the ASA 5505 at a cost under $500 work?  
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Ernie Beek earned 2000 total points
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I'd advise you to have a 5510 at least for this (not sure of the prices at your place).
Have a look at: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6120/prod_models_comparison.html#~mid-range
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by:dbeayon
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how stable are the VPN software connections?  Offices are using Road Runner business class
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by:Ernie Beek
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I can of course only speak from my own experience (ASA's with Cisco secure vpn clients worldwide), but I dare to say I have had little problems with that (nothing that a little tweaking couldn't resolve :).
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by:dbeayon
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I need to have the client pc's remian connected t the VPN at all times.  otherwise the front end application will crash.

Also what advantages will I get from tripling costs to the 5510?
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by:Ernie Beek
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Well, normal performance.

What I mean is that I am very sure a 5505 can't handle that number of vpn's. Even more (have a look at the link I posted) a 5505 has a max of 10/25 vpn connections. So if you would go for the ASA, a 5505 really isn't an option.
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Ok.   I called Cisco, and they said that the asa 5505 will work and that there is a 50 client version that you can purchase, a stated in my original question.  "ASA5505 with 50 client licenses that will be installed on the individual clients. Cost 500"

Also gleaned from the Cisco rep, that there re only 2 VPN Tunnels sold with this price point, but more can be added in the future. so if we need to go with VPN to VPN in the future, we can
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by:Ernie Beek
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Remember that clients here refers to the number of machines on the inside of the ASAthat can connect through it to the internet, not external clients connecting through vpn.
I also find it interesting that in the specs they state a max of 25 vpns and a cisco (sales?) person tells you evrything is possible. It might be theoretically possible, but how about performance?
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5510 it is
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by:Ernie Beek
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Imho that is the wisest choice.

Thanks for the points.
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