Public facing server on SonicWall without using NAT

Posted on 2014-04-14
Last Modified: 2014-11-12
As part of the VPN/RRAS/Azure project I'm working on, I need to configure our RRAS VPN to be dual-homed with one public facing NIC and one private facing NIC.  The catch is that Azure virtual networks (from everything I've been told and read) does not allow the use of NAT.  I know that I can simply run a line from our ISP router to the RRAS VPN server's public facing NIC but, obviously, that isn't the best for security purposes.  I feel like utilizing the DMZ is the best course of action but am having problems grasping the steps to do this WITHOUT using NAT.

I have a SonicWall TZ 210 and Lync is already utilizing the DMZ for that.  Unfortunately, I configure this so rarely that any knowledge I grab dissipates over time - something I need to try to find a way to rectify.

Any advice?

Question by:fcummins
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
LVL 10

Expert Comment

ID: 40000112
If NAT is an issue set up a Proxy and use the DMZ as its more secure. Create MIPs on your firewalls to help.

Accepted Solution

fcummins earned 0 total points
ID: 40007726
We ended up using SonicWall's VPN to create the Azure VLAN.  It's not officially supported by Microsoft but DOES meet the requirements.

Please close this question.

Author Closing Comment

ID: 40014366
Choosing my own answer for the solution because we ended up going in a different direction.  If necessary, delete the question entirely.

Featured Post

Retailers - Is your network secure?

With the prevalence of social media & networking tools, for retailers, reputation is critical. Have you considered the impact your network security could have in your customer's experience? Learn more in our Retail Security Resource Kit Today!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

The following article is comprised of the pearls we have garnered deploying virtualization solutions since Virtual Server 2005 and subsequent 2008 RTM+ Hyper-V in standalone and clustered environments.
This article shows the steps required to install WordPress on Azure. Web Apps, Mobile Apps, API Apps, or Functions, in Azure all these run in an App Service plan. WordPress is no exception and requires an App Service Plan and Database to install
Connecting to an Amazon Linux EC2 Instance from Windows Using PuTTY.
Internet Business Fax to Email Made Easy - With  eFax Corporate (, you'll receive a dedicated online fax number, which is used the same way as a typical analog fax number. You'll receive secure faxes in your email, f…

695 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question