I've been tasked to find a VPN solution using Cisco products. However, the website doesn't seem to offer pertinent information for my task. I've looked mainly at Cisco's ASA 5500 Series appliances but I'm still unsure if they fit the bill. The requirements for the solution are listed below:
Tunnel between two locations
Must support 100 concurrent users
Location A has a 400Mbps connection and 150 employees
Location A requires a turn around time of 4 hours
Location B has a 100Mbps connection and 50 employees
Location B requires a turn around time of 48 hours
Transport mode VPN connection to Location A for remote users
Must prevent information leakage and malware infection from home computers
Expected 35 minimum telecommuters
Adverse weather could cause more employees to telecommute
Employees must be able to collaborate in real-time using modern desktop sharing, white boarding, on-line meeting, and video/voice conferencing tools
Where I become confused is the question of what do the ASA 5500 Series appliances support? Could I use one appliance at each location to meet both the site-to-site tunnel requirement and the client-to-site requirement at location A? If not, what devices would meet these requirements? In addition, budgeting is a concern but there is no set budget. The expectation is to meet these requirements at the lowest cost possible. If the VPN solution ends up being too large of an expense we will explore other routes.
EDIT: If I purchase the 5500 Series ASA device, do I then also have to pay for the AMP, IPS, and Apps license as well? Or is that included with the device purchase? Do I also need to pay for licenses for each user that needs to remotely connect? Where can I find pricing information for support (As in if my device goes down how much do I need to pay Cisco to fix or replace it within 4 hours?).
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