Using Two Separate Networks on Same Workstation Without Compromising Security
Posted on 2013-06-24
Good Morning All -
I have a unique question for a client in which I don't know if a simple answer is possible. Thought I'd post it here to see if anyone had suggestions or thoughts...
- Network #1 - Windows AD Managed / Internet is Proxy Driven
- Network #2 - Cable Modem - Firewalled, but no services are blocked
Here's What I Want To Do
- Plug two separate networks (different subnets) into a single workstation (different NICs.) - Be able to use Network #1 for everything except specific sites / services that I define via rules or a list which will route via Network #2 instead
- Ensure that no traffic directly communicate between #1 & #2
Basically, he has been granted the use of Dropbox and a few other sites, but they said that the way the proxy was set up, they couldn't just enable it for him. Therefore, he currently has a separate computer and cable modem for just these services. He's wanting to combine them, but I realize this to be somewhat of a security risk.
The box he wants this on runs Windows 7 x64, but is willing to purchase a router or any other hardware if required to run this. Personally, I was thinking such equipment may be pricey, but am all for using DDWRT on cheaper hardware if it's a solution.
I simply want to know what options are out there - if any.