I have a client that we support that just purchased a 10 person office across town and need them to connect to our office. The 10 users will be connecting to our applications via remote desktop services (RDS server 2012 R2) at the main office. I am looking for a router / firewall appliance that offers both site to site VPN and Client to site VPN. My goal is to use a robust solution that offers support that I can easily setup and understand. Some have recommended Sonicwall and Watchhguard, but their business strategy requires that I go through one of their partners - who may be in direct competition with what we do - provide IT support. We simply want a solution that is under $1000 per appliance, easy to setup and logical and someone to help should we have questions. We gave also looked at Barracuda networks as well. But with any of these appliances, I need specific models to go with.
We will need the VPN for both the branch office we are connecting to as well as allow users from our current office to connect remotely from their homes. So total # of VPN users could be 20 users. Any guidance would be appreciated.
Don't get me wrong, I have 20 years IT experience and can configure most routers easily and have used Most in the past. Just don't know the current offerings with subscription based / more robust VPN solutions.