VPN Concentrators Replaced?

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Jan 31st, 2008

I see EOL messages on the VPN Concentrators homepage. Are these being replaced with ASA 5500 devices?

Second question, then will the ASA 5500 VPN editions support Vista Clients with some type of Mandatory Client Firewall Enabled Detection Policy?

Meaning, you require Vista to have a firewall enabled before it connects to your network via VPN. Otherwise, its a big gaping hole in your network.

I have this problem too.
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pking2004 Fri, 02/01/2008 - 12:23

Awesome thanks for the screenshot. And this is the built in windows Vista Firewall that this is talking about? Or some ASA specific software VPN client for Vista?

No, it doesn't list the Windows firewall specifically but does allow you to configure some custom properties (see attached).

Also, keep in mind that unless you're doing split tunneling, the firewall doesn't add that much more value (I would argue against that though if the user isn't behind a hardware based firewall).

pking2004 Fri, 02/01/2008 - 12:36

Great! thanks for the information and the screen shots. Thats a big help.


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