How to setup a secure connection across public internet?
Posted on 2016-09-09
I'm a novice when it comes to network security and working at a firewall level. I understand most terms... but Google more than I'll admit too.
I'm trying to setup a secure connection (tunnel?) to a server farm outside of my LANs. I'm looking to reduce most of my physical server footprint on my location. The server farm would be expected to house infrastructure servers (DC, DHCP, AV, Monitoring, etc..) for my LANs. I'll keep a single DC on site but beyond that I'd like to move everything off-site.
Our security appliance is a pair of PA3020s. Our current infrastructure is running on VMs so in theory I could move the VMs to the farm without much hassle.
I've contacted my ISP (which houses the server farm) and before a call I'd like to brush up on what is even possible.
My questions are basic...
- Is this request "out of the ordinary"?
- Are there any "standards" for this type of setup? (encryptions?, connection types?)
- What are my options for building a secure connection between networks? (with respect to a PA3020 running 6.1.6OS)