I want to implement a network design for my home office that has the capabilities of connecting to a VPN or Tunneling service and performs Split Tunneling within the network appliances.
The reason for wanting a VPN/Tunneling Hardware Client is that not all devices on the network would have the capability of running a software VPN Client.
The reason for needing Split Tunneling is to reduce unnecessary latency.
In my search for a router, I have tentatively settled on a Cisco RV345P and it appears that the Teleworker VPN Client feature might meet my needs on the VPN Hardware Client need. Unfortunately, in the product literature, it appears that split tunneling is only an option when the router is configured as the VPN Host.
The following issues are preventing me from moving forward with hardware purchasing:
1-Teleworker VPN Client mode receives IPsec policies pushed by the VPN server, but what protocol is Cisco's Teleworker VPN Client mode capable of receiving? IPsec/L2TP would meet my requirements, but I don't want to make an assumption that Teleworker VPN Client mode would work (the RV345P Admin guide doesn't elaborate on how this connection is established).
2-Cisco Software; I have never purchased Cisco hardware before, so I'm not clear on firmware vs. software. I understand that mobility users using something like Cisco Easy VPN would require software licenses. What about the Teleworker VPN Client Mode? Is this a feature built into the firmware, or is this a feature that you would have to pay a license for?
3-Is split tunneling even possible on a client side router, nearly every reference to split tunneling I can find refers to this taking place at the VPN server or through a software client on a PC/device. My guess is at this point is that the RV345P is not capable of this. Can this issue be solved by implementing more than one appliance?
Thank you in advance for any constructive tips, I'm pretty stuck on how to proceed (No help offered yet by Cisco sales or Cisco Small Business Community)