We've got a SA520 in use and we'd like to connect to it using Cisco QuickVPN client.
Problem is that QuickVPN requires Windows Firewall to be on for the connection to be established (at least when using Windows 7 32-bit). However we are using F-Secure PSB which has it's own firewall and it disables the Windows Firewall at reboot.
Why does QuickVPN require the Windows Firewall to be on? Is there anyway to get around this problem? Perhaps create a batch file that enables the Windows firewall and then starts the QuickVPN client? Or just hope for an update that fixes this issue.
When running Windows Vista and Windows 7 OS, by default IPSec sservices are Enabled when the Windows Firewall is turned ON, and the IPSec services are Disabled when the Windows Firewall is turned OFF. This is a component of Windows, so to make adjustments we suggest you Turn your Windows Firewall ON. This is the simplest way to address the Windows Firewall behavior.
As an alternative, you can manually ensure the services needed to establish a Quick VPN connection are in the correct state to allow connectivity:
IKE and AuthIP IPSec Keying Modules" are started
"IPSec Policy Agent" are started and set up to start automatically
"Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)" is stopped
Also, 3rd party software Firewalls may also pose connection challenges, as they will also block ports. We recommend you disable 3rd party AV software or create an exception/allow the Quick VPN application through your AV firewall.
I tried to connect the Windows Firewall off and those services configured as you said. Still no luck. Getting "Remote gateway is not responding. Do you want to wait?" error message. With and without 3rd party firewall. As soon as I turn the Windows firewall on the connection is established.
Something in the "Verifying network" stage just requires the Windows Firewall to be on. And doesn't look like it's those services, something else is also needed.
Reboot and Factory Default Reset on ISA500 Series Integrated Security Appliances
Reboot or restart of the network device is made when certain changes in the settings need reboot or if the device is frozen. The configuration...
WAN Quality of Service (QoS) Policy Profiles Settings on ISA500 Series Integrated Security Appliances
Wide Area Network (WAN) Quality of Service (QoS) policy profiles manage traffic through classed-based profiles. These pro...
Cisco QuickVPN Installation Tips for Windows Operating Systems
For a video showing installation tips on Quick VPN, visit http://youtu.be/hHu2z6A78N8
Cisco QuickVPN is a free software designed for remote access to a ne...