Best solution to connect two remote offices

Hi, I was wondering if you could share the best solution (I know there might be several ones) to connect two offices in different locations (GA & CA) I've been looking at maybe utilizing VPN routers and if so, which ones in your opinion do the job well. This is a small office starting to become medium and expanding so although the budget is not big, we want to make sure it will support growth for the next few years.

Thank you!
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Neil OSystems AnalystCommented:
Hi Argie,

It depends on what you would be happy in using/managing really, you could go down the route of open source and set up a couple of pfsense routers if you are feeling brave. Or if you are looking at vendors you can't go wrong with Sonicwall, Cisco or perhaps Draytek. Things you need to think about are management, throughput, security and obviously cost. A PfSense setup can be low on cost but high in terms of getting your head around the interface. Where as the others are more costly but offer a little more in terms of usability. It depends what you are more comfortable in using really...

If you don't already have a firewall at each site, consider using two Sonicwall TZ300. These are about $775 each with a one year CGSS subscription. Take a look at:
ArgieITAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the answers. We do have firewalls already in the office using ASDM but we are looking at alternatives mainly to connect the two offices so we can have the same network. We are looking at something manageable and not open source. Any other suggestions is greatly appreciated.
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You have mentioned ASDM so I am assuming you have an ASA in the office. Is there a firewall at the other office as well? If yes, then use the ASAs to create the VPN. If only one ASA, then I would go with a Cisco 1921. A bit more pricey, but its throughput is excellent and you install it and configure it and you will never have to worry about it. And, get the Smartnet; it's worth it. Cisco will assist with configuration and maintenance.

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ArgieITAuthor Commented:
Thank you naderz. Yes we have an ASA only in one office. I will look into the Cisco 1921. Thanks!
Benjamin Van DitmarsSr Network EngineerCommented:
you have an 1921 in youre other office. it's not hard to setup an ipsec vpn between an ASA and router. let me know is i need to help you setup this
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