We have a Netgear FVS336G VPN firewall at our office and we use it to access our e-mail and files when we are working from home/outside of the office.
At present, the performance is not too bad, however, sometimes it can take quite a while to complete a small file transfer.
What I want to do is test the performance of the VPN connection (i.e. baseline it) and try a few things on a test VPN policy that I have created.
For example, I want to measure the speed on different algorithms - right now, the main policy everyone is using is set to 3DES; from what I have read, AES is 'faster' (as well as being more CPU friendly and secure), however, when I tried it on my test policy, I did not notice very much - of course, this doesn't mean anything as it's not very scientific... I'm just looking at a bunch of numbers on the screen and trying to determine which is higher.
What I am looking for is some sort of command prompt/line based tool that will bypass all the Windows (the environment is all Windows based) file transfer-y stuff. For example, the 'discovering' phase which takes about a minute or two to complete before it gets on to actually transferring the file.
Is there such a tool for a Windows platform that will help me measure the performance accurately?