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A virtual private network (VPN) is a network that uses a public telecommunication infrastructure, such as the Internet, to provide remote offices or travelling users access to a central organizational network securely. VPNs encapsulate data transfers using secure cryptographic methods and other security mechanisms to ensure that only authorized users can access the network and that the data cannot be intercepted.

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Installing the fortinet vpn on iPhone/pad gave me the following messages:

All activities? If we answer “no” would it make the apps unusable? Is this a concerned if we use the device for other sensitive communication like banking and remote access to other sites?
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I have installed a new RV340W router and have no problem connecting outside routers with VPNs except for one router, It is a FVS318v3 and it will establish Phase 1 but says Phase 2 is idle and wont cnnect or transmit any data? Any help is appreciated. Thank you.
I am trying to piece together some networking equipment at a site that another it person purchased.  
Comcast GW will handle wifi.  Can anyone give me some pointers on how to set up the Comcast GW into a passthru mode, where it will handle the WIFI, but the Sonic Wall will handle outside VPN.
I'm using Cisco VPN client to connect my laptop to my office domain, and to then use RDP. This was working fine, up until Monday. Not working anymore. The VPN connects, but I can't use RDP or ping any of the computers on the network. (I don't know whether I was able to ping before, because I never tried. This laptop is not part of the office domain, in case that matters.)
The VPN type is policy based since it appears route based is not supported on the 5520. I have researched a lot of resources but I'm currently stumped.
Thank you
lately our terminal emulation vendor has been pointing to our network stating that the network is causing these disconnects either due to packet loss or network disconnections.
we have been reviewing our logs from each site  and show no disconnections from any of the sites
network consists of Cisco firewall at Server side with Fortinet  vpn connections to each location
location can only see server side, like hub and spoke; no external location can see each other only server side firewall can reach location and vice versa
this has only been happing the last few months with server side vendor claiming its the network due to packet loss as this is what they are used to
we do not see packet loss above 1%
how can we determine the culprit?
tired of chasing ghosts on the network
Hello Everyone,

I would like to ask your help on how I can, through my SonicWall,  prevent my users from installing any extensions from the chrome web store.

I tried to block all VPN app through App Control Advanced and from app rules but still, some VPN application in the web store is working.

How I can block all these extensions from being installed and the one already installed to stop working?

Thank you in advance.
We have a user that their tech wants to creat a VPN Fortinet in his computer for the purpose of accessing the office server.  He usually used to use TeamViewer but this time the tech is gonna install some sort of VPN.  The concern the user has is his personal data in his computer if by creating the VPN it can have some sort of breach or that his activity can be monitor etc.  We have informed him that there is no way and the VPN is just to secure connection between his pc and the server (but since he has been reading all about these crybaby etc. and the tech of his office is outsource he wanted to be sure).  The said, is his concerned viable? What does setting a VPN between 2 computer technically consiste of?
Dear Experts,

I am tasked to do a simulation of my client's vpn.

I literally went and copy everything from the current router into the simulation test which is not what my boss wants.

So can anyone point me to what articles are available for me to understand what is VPN and what is required to setup a VPN?

I am very confused by the cisco commands like ike, crypto, etc...
Hello All,

I am looking for a Free VPN service. I found this guide about Free VPN that list some good one.

However, Opera VPN is not listed in this guide. I heard it is a good one but not for those looking for internet privacy.

What would be your recommendation?

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if I disable outlook anywhere , what can be the disadvantage, i want users to connect through vpn .

will i have access issues to public folders?
Hi iSeries gurus...

I have a need to allow some external consultants to connect via VPN to our iSeries to perform some work for us...
Our security team won't allow this connection to be unsecured...
So, I'm taking a crash course on the use of Digital Certificate Manager to get a SSL Certificate created to allow the SSL connection...

I believe I've got the SSL Cert Store and Cert created...
I Created the Certificate Authority (CA), and the Certificate, and Enabled it.
I downloaded the Cert to my local PC, and installed it into the MMC on my Win7 laptop... (Not sure this was necessary)
Changed the 5250 session config to use SSL...

When I try to connect, I'm getting the generic error CWBCO1049 error "IBM I server application is not started or the connection was blocked by a firewall"

I checked that the System I Access servers are started for "Sign on" and "Server Mapper" - STRHOSTSVR SERVER(*ALL)

I'm thinking that there is something wrong in the Certificate configuration I did...
I'm not sure...

If I use the fully qualified Domain Name in the session config the error pops up right away...
If I connect my 5250 emulation session with the IP address instead, I get the "IBM i signon" dialogue box first, I can enter my credentials, and then when I click OK, I get the CWBCO1049 error popup box... This indicates to me that the connection is working, and it's not a firewall problem...

I've never worked with SSL 5250 emulation with iSeries Access before, so …
How do we find out if a given ACL statemet in acl set (Cisco) did have had a match in past, that this on running traffic if certain IP Address and port had a match?

We have a Sonicwall TZ205 and setup a VPN using the Sonicwall VPN client.  It connects fine and puts us on the network fine.  The problem we have is our Shoretel phone system was a pain to setup so we have DHCP enabled on the Sonicwall and we put all of our desktops on Static addresses using the server as DNS.  

When the machine connects and gets the DHCP info, it gets the WAN DNS and not the DNS of the server so the programs the user has icons for on the desktop are not working.

I went into the adapter settings under network settings on the Global VPN client adapter and set a static IP with the DNS of the server.  It worked fine the other day and now the user is getting an error, Received invalid ID information notify then it goes to "Starting ISAKMP Phase 2 negotioation, starting quick mode phase 2 exchange, then errors again with Received Invalid ID information notify".

When I go back into the Sonicwall VPN connection Properties and go back to the Static IP, the gateway is blank.  I can reset it and everytime it goes back blank after trying to connect.

Is there a setting I need to change somewhere in the Sonicwall for this static config to work correctly?

I have an issue with one site connecting to head office. There are three other sites already having site to site VPNs with head office and they work reliably. There is not much to get wrong in the wizard, it is simple enough but with this site the VPN gets set up but the remote site is receiving no packets from the head office. Looking at the head office ASA I see it is receiving packets but sending nothing.
However, sometimes by rebooting one or the other firewalls (or even both) the VPN will work correctly for anything from a few hours to a few weeks before reverting back to the situation above.

All the branch offices are running OS version 9.6(1)

Does anyone have any ideas please?

Thank you.

Alasdair Barclay
Dear Experts, we have 1000 users located at multiple sites.
- The Headquarter office includes 400 users, has Cisco Router 3925, not yet Firewall.
- Site A includes 200 users, has Sophos Firewall.
- Each of Site B, C, D, E has 100 users, only has Modem Internet, not yet Firewall

In Headquarter, the AD server (Win Server 2012R2) is ready but we are not sure about the method to join domain for ALL users. We have several questions as below:

1. MPLS-VPN leasdline and VPN connection, which one is better in terms of performance and cost?

2. In case we choose VPN connection, should we choose Site-to-Site VPN or Remote-Access VPN, and why? Which devices should we buy?

3. As my understanding, in VPN connection, the users who connected will use the Internet connection from VPN server, is it right? If so, will the VPN connection is suitable for 1000 users?

4. For the Domain diagram, which model should we use for high performance and availability? We intend to install Addition DC in Headquarter and RODC in each site? Is it okay?

5. In Headquarter, all servers are VM and we have Veeam 9.5 to backup, but in sites servers are physical. Which backup software is the best for physical AD machines?  
Could anyone provide guidance on using OpenConnect-GUI (Win 7 x64) for split tunnel?

Connecting to Cisco ASA and have not had success. There are tutorials for the Linux distro, but not Windows GUI port. The vpnc-script.js is not the same as a the vpnc.conf in the Linux distro.

No matter what I do, I can't seem to get it working: either I have access to LAN or remote resources, but not both simultaneously.

Using OpenConnect-GUI 1.5.1, as 1.5.2 has a bug with Cisco SSL VPN, and I had to downgrade. (I understand it's fixed in 1.6, which is not available yet.)
I am trouble-shooting client VPN connectivity from PAN "Global Protect". The client logs in but instantly logs out. I want to verify that this is not being caused by the windows firewall. How can I exculpate the windows firewall as not interfering with the Global Protect VPN connection process? TY
We are running cisco cloud websecurity (anyconnect client) and old cisco VPN client (currenlty v5) which is EOL and a PITA with Win8+, but works.  The thick VPN client software is managed by us and the firewalls are managed by a 3rd party.  

We are looking at migrating from IPSec VPN for our sites (3) to MPLS.  So far the firewalls proposed are cisco or fortinet.  I have no preferance currently, but would like to keep CWS..

Im unsure how the fortinet VPN client (thick and thin (SSL)) works, can we point clients from the web into the firewalls in the MPLS core back to our on-prem AD for authentication?  Can we use SSL and thick VPN clietns at the same time on the same firewall(s)?   Also, how good is the VPN client compared to the cisco anyconnect?

Regarding the CIsco, can we use SSL and thick client (anyconnect right?) and also integrate both VPN & CWS in anyconnect (labelled umbrella?)?  What are the licencing options?

Any info would be great.
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i am connected through VPN from my windows 7 enterprise laptop to my office. we have outlook 2016 and exchange 2010 running.

when i try to use scheduling assistant in my outlook calendar and try to put another username it is greyed out

but when in office it works fine with the same person , it is not only 1 person i am having issues but  with anybody

if i am connected through vpn from home,

is there any free busy issues i should be concerned of

secondly when i am trying to open outlook from home, even outlook anywhere is enabled, i t prompts for password each time i open outlook

what could be the issue
this is a proactive kinda request.   here it goes:  what is the best way to handle when you run out of private ips especially in a vpn ip sect situations?  for example:  Main siteA:  has 192.168.10.x , remotesiteB: 192.168.11.x,   remotesiteC:192.168.11.x , on both sitesB&C, i really do not want to change their lan ips out due to humongous devices already in placed that will require complicated reconfigurations.   with that being said, what is the best way to handle this without changing lan ips for siteB&C?  appreciate your advise.

all devices invovled are: SiteA ciscoasa5515, siteB&C CiscoAsa5506-x
VPN is configured in server 2011. attached a pic of it.   vpn.PNG
When i connect from my windows 10 computer. it gives me an error message
"The connection could not be established because the authentication method used by your connection profile is not permitted for use by an access policy configured on the RAS/VPN server. specifically this could be due to configuration differences between the authentication method selected on the RAS/VPN server and the access policy configured for it ".

I checked the authication method in server , its EAP-MSChap v2.  I selected the same in windows 10, but still the same error.
Could anyone help me with this ?

Thank you

I'm trying to setup an SSL VPN access to one of my client's servers
Unfortunately the published WEB and RDP windows appear as a blank pages

In the case of the WEB page, the Internet Explorer tab icon and name both correspond to the sought remote server (a Synology NAS)
The RDP page however only displays a rectangle thin black border with a white background

I have tried the same setup on a different USG device and obtain the same result

Both routers are up to date with their firmwares
The workstations that I have used to connect have had their JAVA plugins updated too

Access via the SecuExtender client works fine

Any ideas ?
I have a 2008 R2 RRAS (routing and remote access server) and I'm connecting to it with a VPN connection.

Once connected, I get an IP address and my DNS is correct in that it's my DNS servers on my domain, but I can't resolve anything unless I use the FQDN like computer.mydomain.local.  

As a side note, my end user told me Linux shows no DNS server is affixed to the tunnel and Linux shows no gateway affixed to the tunnel.

Anyway, i need some help resolving this problem.

Where do I look?


We have an IPSec VPN solution for a small number of sites.  Our users remote into two of the sites via IPSec VPN too.
We are going to move supplier and looking at moving from IPSec to MPLS.  We will look to migrate to AWS and/or move CRM out to other providers.  We also will moving from our on prem phone system to a cloud solution.
Has anyone got any recomendation around security, perfornance, limitation etc of each?






A virtual private network (VPN) is a network that uses a public telecommunication infrastructure, such as the Internet, to provide remote offices or travelling users access to a central organizational network securely. VPNs encapsulate data transfers using secure cryptographic methods and other security mechanisms to ensure that only authorized users can access the network and that the data cannot be intercepted.