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Lan to Lan General topology question

I would like to implement a lan to lan ipsec tunnel between our main office that has a cisco 3000 concentrator, and a remote office. My question is, what are my requirements? Can I use a netgear firewall with vpn capabilities on the remote to accomplish this? All I have read about lan to lan refers to cisco equipment to cisco equipment, are there any other alternatives?

Thanks in advance for any advice...

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Re: Lan to Lan General topology question

As long as the NetGear FW conforms to the IPSec specs, which I'm sure it would, then you can build a LAN-to-LAN tunnel between it and any other device that conforms to the spec (the VPN3000 included).

I don't have a sample config of this specifically, but just make sure the configs on both sides match up (encryption, authentication, DH group, etc), and most importantly, make sure your defined crypto traffic is the exact opposite of each other.

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Re: Lan to Lan General topology question

A 10 user PIX 501 should cost US$400. A 50 user should cost US$750. Going with cisco means you have one vendor to deal with for support (no fingerpointing between vendors when something doesn't work), and there are probably 20 people with PIX to 3000 tunnels set up for every one with netgear to 3000 tunnel, so it is easier to find answers for problems that may crop up. If you have only one site, I'd recommend buying some cisco device to avoid these potential headaches

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