Use of Certificates and Radius with VPN Concentrator
My company is planning to install a cisco 3000 VPN concentrator to replace the current VPN connections to our PIX. We are currently using the cisco VPN client 3.5.1 on NT4.0 workstations.
The new client platform will be win2k laptops with the 3.5.1 vpn client going to the 3000 concentrator (either directly on internet or in PIX protected DMZ).
I am unclear as to when to use certificates vs. radius. We want to end up with a highly secure connection to the remote client and authentication against the NT 4.0 domain within the company. What should we be using? Can we use both CA and RADIUS? Any suggestions about the outside interface placement (direct Internet vs. PIX DMZ)?
Re: Use of Certificates and Radius with VPN Concentrator
Yes. You can use both CA and Radius. We have place the vpn direct to the internet and remove all kind of service (read protocol) from the public interface and only permit ipsec,ike,nat-t. This setup has been tested with port scan to see have fare can you get and it went ok. This is not the same as saying this is the way to do it but it works fine for over need
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