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I am looking for an affordable IPSec appliance that will work with the built-in client in Windows 7.

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Do you mean the DirectAccess client in Win7? –  Chris S Mar 9 '10 at 14:16
    
@Chris - I'm not familiar with DirectAccess, but that appears to be something else. I'm talking about the VPN connection you can add in Windows without having to install separate client software. –  user640 Mar 9 '10 at 14:20
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I think you're looking at PPTP/L2TP connections. What are you trying to accomplish? Do you want a VPN appliance at an office (or at home) that you can dial back to? –  Chris S Mar 9 '10 at 18:08
    
@Chris - I want an appliance at the office that remote users can connect to without having to install special software. We actually have a Netgear FVS338 for IPSec now, but they don't have a Win7 64-bit client yet - which is a problem for us. –  user640 Mar 9 '10 at 22:18
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Not an answer - still: NOT AVM ;) Point. Been there (am there), does not work... otherwise I could retire some virtual servers.

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Juniper SSG range.

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Intriguing. Do you have a cookbook for setting up SSG firewalls for use with Windows 7 VPN clients? Because Juniper wants to sell you their VPN Client license for $10/each, and at this price it isn't cost-effective to fiddle with it trying to make it work (the problem we had back in XP days). –  David Mackintosh Mar 9 '10 at 18:02
    
This Juniper KB article may have some insight into the requirements for Windows 7 and L2TP to an SSG firewall: kb.juniper.net/InfoCenter/index?page=content&id=KB16075 –  mcmeel Feb 11 '11 at 6:35
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Sonicwall and Cisco PIX devices will do what you want (If I'm understanding the question correctly); but are not cheap. If you have a linux box at the site running PopTop or similar software would work too.

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The Win7 IPSec implementation uses IKEv2. I know Sonicwall supports this. You may want to contact them and see if they support the Win7 client.

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Cisco Asa 5500 series with 8.4(2) firmware supports ikev2. Should be possible to get that going. Asa 5505 and 5510 is very popular in smb and mid sized companies.

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