Should I use an IPSec tunnel to communicate via ASDM on a remote Cisco ASA

Two Questions:

             

One: I need to  access a remote ASA, using ASDM (SSL or TLS) from a workstation.

How do I make that as secure as possible?





Two:  If I choose to build an IPSec tunnel between the ASA at the workstartion and the remote ASA in the field,

 would the access list specify interesting traffice be between the workstation IP addr and the Outside Interface on the remote ASA?

That would be the most secure method, right?



Many thanks.
jimmycherAsked:
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Soulja53 6F 75 6C 6A 61 Commented:
You could also build a tunnel (ipsec or ssl) to a device behind the ASA and then connect to the asa from the internal network behind it.
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jimmycherAuthor Commented:
Soulja,
What would the access-list look like?
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Soulja53 6F 75 6C 6A 61 Commented:
The acl would just allow you to establish a vpn through the firewall instead of to it, so it would basically allow the ipsec or ssl ports through to be able to negotiate with an internal device, such as an OpenVPN server.
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jimmycherAuthor Commented:
Thanks Soulja, I believe you have answered the question, but let me rephrase it to ensure no miscommunication.

It is NOT possible to establish an IPSec tunnel between a local  inside host and the remote firewall.   It must go from inside-local to inside-remote.

Is that a true statement; does anybody disagree with that?

Many thanks.
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Soulja53 6F 75 6C 6A 61 Commented:
Hi,

My statement was basically offering a possible more secure method, not to rule out the initial option that you stated. Your initial option is very much so possible.
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jimmycherAuthor Commented:
Good to know, many thanks.
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