VPN and Security

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VPN and Security

With the current situation in the world we are relying on VPN connections to our network heavily. I need some way to control access for different users. For example I want to be able to assign different rules for my IT staff than I do a regular user. Without being able to assign a group policy to a VPN connection and not being able to assign a static IP address to system I have no way of achieving this.


Does anyone have a suggestion for this?

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If you use a device for IT staff (say a small MX or a Z3) then you can give lots of access to those devices and different access between them if needed.  Then you can use the client VPN for normal users.  I am testing this right now 😎

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Kind of a big deal

Current state of the union when it comes down to user differentiation and access: Zero Trust.


“Just“ secure access to your specific application with Multi-factor Authorization like Duo.

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When you create the VPN account connect once as that user (or what till they have connected once).  Once they have connected apply a group policy with firewall rules.  This will then stick on then every time they connect.

That does not work properly.  I tried that.  What ends up happening since the group policy can not attach to a MAC address the group policy over time gets randomly assigned to different systems.  I have a policy for IT staff.  There are only three of us.  When I go in and look at the client list that policy is currently assigned to 10 different systems.

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Hi @Gordon 

I think you can achive your target with System Manager.


Try it and let me know what do you think about.


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