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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The user connects via VPN to the company network, then starts Outlook.  
The retention policy of Outlook is only 2 months, which is not useful for sales that can take much longer to complete.  Their Outlook configuration will not allow exporting to a PST.

Is there a third party Outlook Synchronization tool that would allow them to have a full copy of their Outlook files saved, so that they could retrieve mail past the deadline of the Retention policy?

At the present time, they are unable to have this retention policy changed.

If they store this synchronization set on a detachable external USB drive, would the IT department be able to delete these files?

Hi Experts,

Experts helped me with a question regarding regarding VPN so i started searching for one.  However, there are lots of features or characteristics of VPN to be consider.  I am searching for them also to get a grasp on what they mean  and finally decide,but was thinking if u guys can shed some light on them, would be great.   So these are the characteristics maybe clear of what it means:

  • What is "no logs" in VPN ? (ex. ExpressVPN says it)
  • Some say "choose over 3700 servers" and do all vendors have this amount of servers? If a vendor says 3700 servers, means they r good?
  • What is private P2P torrenting?
  • What is unlimited device connection? Or connection is limited per single account? (that means other VPN is one connection per user?)
  • Some say "Military grade encryption, others don't have it? Should this be taken in consideration?
  • Some says "Chrome, Firefox & Safari VPN extensions", that means that beside connection within office it also used for browsing?
  • What is "Variety of security protocol"?
  • Some says "Unlimited bandwidth", does it mean other are limited?
  • Some says "High encryption", so not all VPN use same encryptions? Why?
  • Some says "works Netflix & BBC iPlayer" or "Netflix, BBC iPlayer & HBO", what is that?
  • Some say "dedicated streaming servers", not all have this feature?

The VPN looking for is more for browsing but in some cases to be used to connect to out other locations.

Thank u in advance!

I need to get experts advice on the best VPN to use; also, how if said VPA would respect one's account (or how secured it would be maybe?).  I have googled on the "best vpn", "most secure vpn", etc. - a series of searches so now I have lots of work to decide which one to buy.  So maybe with expert-exchange experience I can get from point A to point B more efficiently.  I would like the input of experts that have worked with this issue (if possible, but it's ok if not).

Thank u guys up-front!

Can I install 2 types of VPN in one computer without any problem?

Thank u guys
My client's website www.mesila.org seems to be blocked from both Hong Kong and Australia, and they don't know why. THis has gone on for more than 24 hours. I am able to duplicate the error by changing my VPN to Australia or Hong Kong.

The DNS points to Cloudflare, and from there the A record goes to an AZURE server with a CDN. I don't know where to begin to try to solve such a problem.

Any ideas?

Thank you.
Remote Desktop keeps freezing when users log in from home to their work computers using VPN,  and they need either close the connection or re-stablish new Remote services.

Users used Windows 10, also using Cisco anyconnect Client on their PCs to connect to the Domain.
Company Pcs are on Windows 10 Profesional.
clinet is not possible to connect to internet after disconnect  vpn (check point).
i need to uninstall check point  vpn.
i check task manager and stop all check point running process. but still has a problem.
I have a client that runs a small business and network applications. They have added another site and need to have the site connect to the network so that their specialized app can open the database on the "Server" (win10 pc). Proper server to go in at a later date.
Questions i have

1. If i setup a vpn server on the win10 machine, how many concurrent users can connect to it?

2. The network is not a domain, just windows workgroup. will the vpn have problems finding shared drives? Is the best way to have a script that they run after connected to vpn to map server drive?

Please let me know asap your thoughts.
Interesting issue.

I have a client that uses cyber roam tunneling for their remote users and one of their users that is connecting remotely is having serious remote issues.   Upon windows login, their desktop entirely disappears.  Also the windows folder redirection failure message appears during startup disallowing them to connect to any of their shared drives.   Once the cyber roam client connects, all their desktop icons appear again and they are then able to connect to their remote folders as normal.   However, they are unable to talk to their domain.   If we try to ping the fqdn it says its not available.   However we can resolve to their DC via UNC.   If we do an IPCONFIG the tap controller displays an IP and SN and DNS however no gateway within ipconfig /all.   We are also not able to gpupdate /force or do any internal domain function as the internal domain will not communicate.   We cannot add her domain login as local admin to the machine since it only reads the local machine name.   we have no idea how this occurred.   Any assistance is appreciated.
I have an ASA 5500 and a tunnel connection to someone.  I need to do a traceroute via my tunnel and not the internet to check a connection on a specific port. What is the command to do this?
The user would like all web traffic from all devices to go through what I'll call a privacy VPN connection.  They have a SonicWall Security Device as a router.  
I have set up VPN connections on the SonicWall
I have also set up Routing Policies

Is there a privacy VPN service that they could connect to?  

As I see it, a single connection from the SonicWall Router, along with a Routing Policy, would take care of providing privacy for all computers and devices.

Dear Experts
We have data center in head office where the web based applications are hosted and now we are setting up branch office at remote location but wired MPLS connection is not feasible at branch office hence the only option we have is to go for RF (antenna with line of sight) MPLS network, to establish the connection between head office and branch office site location. The topology I am planning is hub and spoke connectivity between two locations and managed mpls network.
I am planning for link redundancy with one more MPLS setup from a different ISP however they too offer with RF and same hub and spoke connection between head office and remote branch office spoke location, please suggest is this best network design as the up-time between 2 locations connectivity is critical for us.
1.Please suggest is the above network is good to go or please recommend best practice.
2.If we have to go with 2 ISP’s MPLS vpn connectivity, then what type of gateway device we have to procure to achieve automatic link fail over/link redundancy i,e if any one link goes down automatically other link should serve us to continue our work, please suggest the network design and the gateway device that we have to procure. Thanks in advance.
Ok I work 100% remote from my laptop at home. I want to go on vacation in another country. Is it possible to use some sort of proxy that puts my ip in america so I can vpn into my workplace like I am at home? This basically is using 2 vpns at the same time right?

How to people who work internationally work remote for a american company. I have heard of people doing this.

I currently am subscribed to private internet access PIA but they even saids its basically 2 vpns at the same time, they dont recommend it if it even works.

Thanks for any info.
I have two Zyxel 1100 routers and about two months ago, I set up a site to site IPSecVPN between two sites.  It set up quickly and worked perfectly.

Today, I logged in to bring a third site online, but I noticed that the VPN between site 1 and site 3 is down.  I disconnected, deactivated and then reactivated and reconnected, but still I can't ping from site 1 to site 2.  It's strange...the VPN shows up and connected, but I can't ping between the two sites.

Short of breaking the VPN and rebuilding it, which I have not tried to do yet, is there something else someone can suggest for getting this reconnected?

So Comcast gave us a fiber line with a block of IP's, I really do not understand how to route the public IP internally. I need to assign a public IP to a VPN server. What the gave us was. Customer Link IP 50.203.X.X, Gatwate 50.203.X.X and subnet of Then the block of public IPs is 50.205.X.X /28 with a subnet of If I assign the 50.205.X.X to a device it, has no way of communicating with 50.203.X.X I called comcast twice and both times they told me this was all correct. IN the past I would have been given 50.203.X.X and the gateway and public IPs would also be 50.203.X.X
Does Cisco have a VPN client similar to Direct Access? For instance, when I login to a Windows system, and the laptop is not on the company network, it connects the user to the VPN.
I want to be able to connect to the VPN, but using the Cisco AnyConnect software, and I don't want to login to the VPN client, is this possible?
We have a VPN IP SEC between to ASA, the VPN works fine, but it loses connection a lot of times in a day, the underground network looks fine.

When we check log we find this message:
%ASA-session-7-710006: ESP request discarded from X TO Y
(you can check all the logs in the attached file)

Can you tell me what exactly this message means and how the problem can be fixed?
Capture4.PNGCapture5.PNGCapture6.PNGCapture7.PNGCapture8.PNGCapture9.PNGI am trying to create a vpn between a Fortiwifi 50e & Dell sonicwall Capture2PNG.PNGCapture3.PNGfirewalls following this guide  https://kb.fortinet.com/kb/documentLink.do?externalID=11657 and it just doesn't want to play ball.

I am pretty sure I have the dell side of things bang on as we have multiple vpn's connecting to sites around the globe, can anyone shed any light on the config as I must be missing something?

Please see attached and i have used 10.10 network for demo purposes.Capture1PNG.PNG
I am using Synology VPN [open vpn] to connect my laptop which uses a cellular connection to my office network, suddenly, it fails to connect with the following errors
 LS key negotiation failed to occur within 60 seconds (check your network connectivity)
TLS handshake failed
Still, if I connect my laptop with a wired connection it connects no problem.
Application: Cisco AnyConnect
Message: Connection attempt has timed out. Please verify Internet connectivity.

I confirmed that the system has Internet access.
Have a client with a Netgear R6700v3 router that is capable of OpenVPN service.  Is this secure enough to allow RDP sessions for the remote users?  I have closed down the RDP sessions for the time being as they are constantly being attacked by brute force attacks.  It is a non-profit organization of 4 people and the expense of a UTM, might be beyond their budget.  Looking for thoughts on Open VPN.
Is there any possibility / way to configure Win7 firewall (on users' PCs)
such that it blocks users' access to Internet (namely Tcp80 & 443)
unless the user's VPN is connected or the user is connected to
our corporate LAN/Wifi?   Ie when user is at home or connects to
outside Wifi, the firewall rules will block the access (& only a single
firewall rule that permits connection to our corporate VPN appliance).
We currently use Checkpoint VPN client on our Win7 & Win10 laptops
for about 300 laptops to connect back to office:

this client will auto pops up when it detected Internet, prompting for
2FA.  Is there any way to prevent our users from accessing Internet
unless :

a) they're on our corporate network   OR
b) if they are connected to outside (or their home Internet/Wifi),
    they can't access Internet till they've connected to this Checkpoint
    VPN (which connects to our Checkpoint blade).

Don't plan to use "Always-On VPN" yet as some of our laptops will
still be on Win 7 till end of 2020 (yes, it's beyond the MS EoSL date
but we're applying virtual patches in place of MS patches).

A batch script that detects which network is connected (if it's
Corporate network) that would alter the routing table etc will
be good.

No Powershell script as we've removed PowerShell from users'
How safe (from viruses, malware, etc.) is working from home (using home ISP w/Wi-Fi) on a work laptop if the employee uses a VPN client to connect to the office network resources?

If this is safe and the only time an employee operates their work laptop on a home network is for work purposes via VPN and not for personal use, how do I explain this to managers in English they can understand?
Hi Experts,

Request your help on a situation described below.
I'm trying to setup a gateway to gateway VPN using Cisco Routers (1841 on remote and RV082 on local). All VPN parameters on both routers are matched and VPN is up/connected.

From both ends LANs, I can ping remote LAN gateway IPs but cannot access any other device on remote LAN.

I doubt on Remote Security GW settings for both routers, as you can see on 1 end there is an additional GW router responsible for NAT.

Attaching a briefed diagram for better understanding.

Looking forward for your opinions to sort it out.








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.