Regarding VPN configuration

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Jul 3rd, 2009

Hi All,

I have one basic question about vpn configuration if we can create vpn between two routers or firewalls also then what is requirement of seprate device like cisco concentrator.

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sharma16031981 Sat, 07/04/2009 - 00:36

that I know but my query is why seprate device is required like VPN concentrator when router can do

Well I think it comes from the ethos, of let a router be a router, let a switch be a switch.

Back in the day - if you wanted VPN's you had a concentrator, but then I suspect Cisco started to listen to it's customers. Then VPN's and Firewalls are in the IOS of routers, dynamic routing is coded into Firewalls. Firewalls/Routers performing IPS/IDS/SPAM/SSL etc

I think it's a system of consolodation, one device does all.

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