Techy Post: Site-to-Site VPN Labs

It seems this blog is focusing a lot on technical writing. Perhaps it’s a phase in my life. Let’s flow with it for now. On the Intense School site, we now have a two-part lab on configuring a Site-to-Site VPN using the Cisco Configuration Professional tool. You can read them here: part 1 and part 2.

The cool thing about CCP is that it contains a lot of wizards and you can even view the configuration before it is sent to the device. The labs in the CCP series are related to the Cisco Security exams (CCNA, CCNP Security, CCIE Security) and if you want to learn more about these exams, classes are available at Intense School!


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4 thoughts on “Techy Post: Site-to-Site VPN Labs

  1. Joe says:

    Thanks. I need a quick help. While using Certificates for authentication, is there always any need for IPS or IDS? I believe intrusion has been eliminated by the use of the certificates as they are more secure than the public and private keys. Your thought pls.

    • Adeolu says:

      Hi Joe,

      IPS/IDS perform functions not necessarily related to VPNs. Using certificates is a more secure method of authentication than using pre-shared keys if that is what you are asking.

  2. Joe says:

    Yes, thanks for the response. I know about the security of the Certificates over the pre-shared keys. I only didn’t consider the use of the IPS or IDs necessary since the certificates provides good enough security. So you will still consider the IDS or IPS even when using certificates? I clearly didnt identify any risk in that scenario that guarantees the use of the IPS.

  3. Joe says:

    My exact point will be if the certificates are approved by the CA, how does any intruder even have a way into the organization without approval of the certificates. Thats maybe one of the reasons I see no use of the IPS. I could be clearly wrong though.

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