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Site to site VPN using Firewall-1 v.3.x

By computer_blues ·
Need to setup site-to-site VPN with offsite location. Remote location has a Symantec appliance Firewall/Router box. We are using Checkpoint Firewall-1, v.3.0b. Can we setup VPN between the two firewalls, or do we have to upgrade our Firewall? Need some options.

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by CG IT In reply to Site to site VPN using Fi ...

Site to Site VPN is usually accomplished by means of VPN End Point routers which create and maintain the VPN Tunnel between themselves. clients on either side then access the tunnel for secure communications between each other. IF those End Point routers are behind a firewall, said firewall must allow the VPN protocol used [PPTP L2TP etc] to "passthrough" it to reach the router for establishment the VPN tunnel. The Firewall itself doesn't create and maintain the VPN Tunnel [though a VPN End Point Router may contain a firewall as part of it's capabilities as is in the case of a router like the Linksys BEFSX41 End Point Router which has a built in firewall capability].

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I looked up the Checkpoint VPN 1 Gateways which allows site to site VPN. If the Symantec Appliance also allows Site to Site [e.g. EndPoint to EndPoint] VPN, you ought to be in good shape. If the checkpoint firewall isn't point to point but only allows VPN passthrough then you'll need some form of appliance that's Endpoint to Endpoint VPN

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