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Cisco VPN alternatives

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Hi experts,
I found some previous questions that are informative, but want to ask mine individually.  I have a small company of about 50 folks, about half of which either work from home or travel a lot.  For the home users, I have Cisco boxes setup with always on VPN connections terminating to my ASA5510.  For everyone else, they use the Cisco client, or sometimes Anyconnect when Cisco has issues.  The bossman has asked that I look into alternatives because he tends to have connectivity issues with his VPN when he travels/works remotely.  The only thing that might make sense to me is to go to SSL VPN, but I don't know how to set that up.  I have been working on setting up DirectAccess as he was ok with as an option, but I'm having a LOT of difficulty getting that job done.  I'm ready to give up on trying to setup DirectAccess and look at other options (NOBODY out there seems to know anything about setting up DirectAccess, so finding assistance there is impossible).  So a few questions....

Beyond SSL VPN, what other reasonable easy to setup options are there for VPN connections (I could use my DirectAccess server for other uses if needed) that might be more stable?  

And secondly, if it's SSL VPN, anyone know of a good guide for setup?  

Would SSL VPN be any more stable?  It seems to me that connectivity issues are predominately based on bandwidth and other factors out of my control, but though he understands that, he still wants to see if we can improve it any.  

What do big companies use?  I've always worked for small shops, so I don't know what the big boys use to securely connect remote employees.  Probably something not feasible for me, but curious nonetheless.


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