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RVL200 & ASA5505 question

Discussion in 'Cisco Small Business Routers and VPN Solutions' started by gkid, Sep 3, 2007.

  1. gkid

    gkid LI Guru Member

    Hi everybody,

    I work for a company with several small branches and one of the ideas for a vpn solution is to have the RVL200 as an endpoint in each branch and the ASA5505 as a concentrator in the main office.

    Since both work with SSL, i guess it should be no problem. Still, i'd appreciatte your opinion on this. Has someone tried these equipments together? I'm concerned with possible compatibility issues for not going with an All-Cisco solution.

    Thanks in advance for your help!

  2. Walrus78

    Walrus78 LI Guru Member

    I haven't tried these models specifically together, but we do have a setup of WRV200s as endpoints and an Cisco ASA 5510 as the concentrator. From experience though, I'm thinking you are going to need to make an IPSEC VPN tunnel, not SSL from the branch offices to the main office.

    I don't see why it wouldn't work, but I haven't used those specific models. Keep in mind you can have a max of 10 branch offices unless you have the security plus bundle for the ASA 5505, which will give you up to 25 ipsec vpn tunnels.
  3. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    As Walrus says, you will need to use the IPSec VPN Tunnel that the RVL200 uses to connect directly to the ASA5505.

    You should use the SSL Clientless feature of your RVL200's for your users to connect from remote locations (Home or when traveling) to their office branch for collection of mail and services.
  4. gkid

    gkid LI Guru Member

    Thanks for the correction about IPSEC. I'll have to use both IPSEC and SSL but i was obviously confused about how to handle the branches. My biggest concern was about the compatibility between both devices.

    Thanks a lot for your help!
  5. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    the compatibility should be fine, they are both IPSec routers, just the GUI setups are different for both. if you have any problems I am sure eric_stewart our resident Cisco guru will help out in the Cisco Forum.
  6. gkid

    gkid LI Guru Member

    Toxic, one more question... mostly based on money. The idea here is to have LAN-to-LAN connection from 7 endpoints to the main branch. Leaving aside the extra features the ASA has, is there a Linksys device capable of concentrate those 7 endpoints with IPSEC. I'd be great to have an all-Linksys alternative.

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