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Security Tip of the Month: VPN Load Balancing

April 27, 2020

In these times that remote work is a must in most companies, IT teams need a fast and reliable way to improve and rapidly grow in remote access VPN capabilities.

One of the fastest ways to do that is to deploy Cisco ASAs with VPN load balancing. The Cisco ASA Family of security devices protects corporate networks and data centers of all sizes. It provides users with highly secure access to data and network resources – anytime, anywhere, using any device. Cisco ASA devices represent more than 15 years of proven firewall and network security engineering and leadership, with more than 1 million security appliances deployed throughout the world.

VPN Load Balancing is, as the name implies, a method to efficiently use system resources and achieve an increased performance in VPNs with the added availability. One of the biggest advantages of this solution is that VPN Load balancing is not dependent on the same model of Hardware, which means, to accelerate the process, we can always add more virtual ASAs, therefore we do not have to wait for delivery times, or space in the racks, or availability to have someone physically in the Data Center to install the box.

Either you already have one or two ASAs with remote-client configuration, which you want to enhance and increase the capabilities, or you want to set up a new configuration to allow the working from home environment, it is always possible to add new devices to the configuration.

Achieving higher performance in Remote Access VPNs as become more necessary than ever before, and Cisco continues to make it easy and manageable for customers and partners to augment and improve the capacity of VPN peers, so remote work does not feel so remote.


1 Comentários

  1. That's really great – but how we measure our VPN connection to compare it with the best speed we can obtain?