Connect overseas office

Posted on 2014-08-07
Last Modified: 2014-08-21
We have a few people in an overseas office that need to access data on a server located in the US. They need from office and home also. The way we think it would be a good solution is to put a firewall at both locations and have them install a VPN client on their laptops for home access. Would that be a good solution?

Question by:Alan Dala
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    by:John Hurst
    A VPN connection is the best solution I know for this type of work.

    Get a VPN box (router, firewall, VPN included) here. I use Juniper Netscreen primarily and Cisco RVxx sometimes as well.

    Then equip the clients with NCP Secure Entry (

    If the clients are ALWAYS in one location, you can put a VPN box at the other end and build a site-to-site tunnel.

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    by:Alan Dala
    We have a Sonicwall here. Should we put a firewall at the other place as well or that would be an overkill?

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    by:Sanga Collins
    SonicWall vpn is great!! SA1600 is one I use for multiple clients. Even though I have Juniper and cisco devices, I usually use the sonicwall for remote users and the juniper/cisco combo for remote sites (offices and remote branches)
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    I think Sonic Wall can do IPsec VPN. If it can (look in your documentation) then it will suffice. You do not need yet another VPN box if the Sonic Wall can be configured. I think it can be.
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    by:John Hurst
    @Alan Dala  - Thanks and I was happy to help.

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