Cisco VPN Virtual private networking    

Certain Cisco VPN solutions work well over satellite, and others do not.

Cisco VPN clients (software on your computer) have the most difficulty, we have seen a Cisco VPN client reduce throughput by as much as 70% of the available capacity of the satellite link.

The effects are especially bad if there are multiple VPN users using the satellite service at the same time. Hardware-to-hardware (site -to-site) VPNs work best, with the remote site becoming a permanent part of the corporate network. As users log onto the remote site router, they are joined to the corporate network in a hardware to hardware VPN tunnel rather than using VPN client software.

Cisco ASA (Adaptive Security Appliance)

The Cisco ASA 5500 family of security appliances are the perfect site to site security appliance for use over a satellite connection, and can be used on networks of all sizes.

Cisco ASA-5505

Cisco 5505 ASA

  • 8 fast Ethernet ports with 2 PoE ports
  • (3) USB ports
  • Supports up to 25 IPSec users

Download the Cisco ASA5500 Series Datasheet here