site to site vpn - to pix or not to pix

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by TheManLouisianaFace, Sep 12, 2005.

  1. TheManLouisianaFace

    TheManLouisianaFace and decide!

    Sep 22, 2004
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    We're looking at setting up a site to site for one of our small branches.

    The cable company offers fiber service @ 10 megabits and it's way cheaper than a point 2 point T1.

    Is a pix on each end really needed?

    I was thinking something like a 17xx series would provide sufficient firewall and ids for this without putting a pix on either end. While providing hardware encryption.

    I know from experience that pix's slow down alot with site 2 site tunnels.



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