Cisco VPN Software Client

Part II of this book discussed how to terminate VPN sessionsL2L and remote accesson Cisco VPN 3000 concentrators. In Part III, I'll discuss three remote access clients commonly used in Cisco shops: Cisco VPN Client software, Microsoft Windows' VPN client, and Cisco VPN 3002 hardware client. In Chapter 18, "Router Remote Access Connections," I'll discuss how to use a low-end Cisco router as a client and in Chapter 22, "PIX and ASA Remote Access Connections," I'll discuss how to use a PIX 501 or 506E as one.

To start off Part III, in this chapter I'll discuss the use of the Cisco VPN Client software for Windows to terminate IPsec remote access sessions, sometimes referred to as the "Unity" client. Cisco has moved away from using the term "Unity" to describe the client, though, because it conflicts with a product in their voice product line. Even though the software client can be used to terminate IPsec VPNs on any of the Cisco Easy VPN Server productsconcentrator, router, PIX, or ASAI'll focus on terminating client sessions on the VPN 3000 concentrators. The chapter is broken into six parts:

  • An introduction to the software client, including installation of the client and its files and programs
  • The GUI interface of the client
  • IPsec remote access sessions to an Easy VPN Server, including the use of pre-shared keys and digital certificates
  • Additional client components, including Application Launcher, Windows login, auto-initiation, and the stateful firewall features
  • Software updates of the client
  • Troubleshooting problems with the client's included tools

Part I: VPNs

Overview of VPNs

VPN Technologies




Part II: Concentrators

Concentrator Product Information

Concentrator Remote Access Connections with IPsec

Concentrator Remote Access Connections with PPTP, L2TP, and WebVPN

Concentrator Site-to-Site Connections

Concentrator Management

Verifying and Troubleshooting Concentrator Connections

Part III: Clients

Cisco VPN Software Client

Windows Software Client

3002 Hardware Client

Part IV: IOS Routers

Router Product Information

Router ISAKMP/IKE Phase 1 Connectivity

Router Site-to-Site Connections

Router Remote Access Connections

Troubleshooting Router Connections

Part V: PIX Firewalls

PIX and ASA Product Information

PIX and ASA Site-to-Site Connections

PIX and ASA Remote Access Connections

Troubleshooting PIX and ASA Connections

Part VI: Case Study

Case Study


The Complete Cisco VPN Configuration Guide
The Complete Cisco VPN Configuration Guide
ISBN: 1587052040
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2006
Pages: 178
Authors: Richard Deal © 2008-2020.
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