Router Deployment Scenarios

Cisco VPN capabilities have their roots in Cisco IOS-based routers, where VPNs were first introduced in the Cisco router line. Cisco routers support many VPN solutions including IPsec, PPTP, L2TP, and WebVPN (in the newest IOS versions). Because of their flexibility, routers can be used in many different situations. This section will focus on how routers can be used with L2L and remote access VPNs in your network, including the router’s special advantages over other Cisco VPN products.

L2L and Remote Access Connections

Cisco routers support L2L and remote access connections. As mentioned in Chapter 8, “Concentrator Remote Access Connections with PPTP, L2TP, and WebVPN,” I prefer to use Cisco routers for L2L sessions, ...

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