Replacement for cisco webvpn



  • Hello,
    I am looking to replace our company's Cisco ASA 5510 with a pfSense machine.  A lot of the change over is straight forward, but we use the webvpn portal (Cisco's VPN/RDP in a browser via activex control) extensively.

    Is there a similar module/package for pfsense?  Or could some recommend a solution (if not too off topic)?

    Thank you.


  • Rebel Alliance Global Moderator

    Why not just use openvpn and users just rdp to whatever it is on your network they want to rdp?



  • The PC's that are accessing the web portal are not under my control.  The most we had been able to negotiate with these sites was allowing the browser control to run.

    And with our user base, the solution has to be very turnkey, which the webvpn was.


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    We don't have a browser-based VPN (which still is a client, just a browser plugin/control) because there is no open source implementation of one that is current/maintained.

    There was one a long time ago, Adito/OpenVPN ALS, but it died off. I'm not sure if anyone has picked it back up or if anything has come along to replace it. It was Java (ew) but it was browser-based.


  • Rebel Alliance Global Moderator

    "The PC's that are accessing the web portal are not under my control"

    So your saying rdp client on these machines is locked so users can not use it? Or your saying they allowed you to let the users run a browser addon but not an actual client?



  • The clients who own/operate the PCs allow our company's personnel access.  We have been permitted to have the browser add-on installed.  Any full client was rejected.


  • Banned

    @ccc-ottawa:

    We have been permitted to have the browser add-on installed.  Any full client was rejected.

    Makes sense. Because the browsers are the first thing targeted with malware and exploits…


  • Netgate

    Guess you have to continue to pay the piper.