In June 2022, the Federal Reserve Banks began the Virtual Private Network (VPN) Device Migration project. The migration requires FedLine Advantage®, FedLine Command® and FedLine Direct® customers to replace their current VPN devices with a more contemporary solution. Specifically, impacted organizations will move from the current Fortinet® FortiGate® 61E model to a Cisco® C1111 model. These changes will improve resiliency and enable access to the FedNowSM Service.
When your VPN device is due for migration, we will instruct an end user authorization contact (EUAC) from your organization to facilitate the migration order, via the Connection Management Center (CMC) within FedLine® Home, in your designated timeframe.
As previously communicated, the Cisco C1111 model does not allow for multiple Cisco VPN devices to be connected to FedLine concurrently using the same public IP address. Each Cisco C1111 VPN connection must source from a unique public IP address. If your existing Fortinet VPN devices use the same public IP address, please work with your technical staff and Internet Service Provider (ISP) to set up unique public IP addresses for each new Cisco C1111 device before your VPN device installation date.
We appreciate your organization’s willingness to help us maintain reliable and secure access to Federal Reserve Bank Services. Review the VPN Device Migration Frequently Asked Questions for more information.
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