Network Setup question

JZegersJZegers Member Posts: 79 ■■□□□□□□□□
I recently picked up an ASA 5505, and am planning to setup a remote access VPN. My question is, do i place the ASA in front of the router, or behind my router?


Option A:

ASA - - - - - - Router - - - - - - - Switches and other junk

Option B:

Router - - - - - - ASA - - - - - Switches

And with option B, do i just forward the port for the VPN traffic to the asa?


  • AlanJamesAlanJames Member Posts: 230

    Option B

    you're ASA will normally have an outside public address
  • ChooseLifeChooseLife Member Posts: 941 ■■■■■■■□□□
    Depending on logical position of the router (whether it's last-mile device) and routing complexity/load, I'd look at the possibility of replacing the router with the ASA.
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