IPSec BINAT

Assume company A has local LAN 10.0.1.0/24 and company B has local LAN 10.0.2.0/24. Also we assume that on both sides the other networks are already in use, e.g. in company A the network 10.0.2.0/24 is used for Voice and in company B network 10.0.1.0/24 is used for Guest Wifi.

We have to define new networks for the Phase 2 with unused ones and create NAT entries to reach the final systems.

To make it easier we create a Phase with company A using 192.168.1.0/24 and company B using 192.168.2.0/24. Now we need to add on each side the local LAN in the field “Manual SPD entries”. So for company A we set 10.0.1.0/24 in the field and for B 10.0.2.0/24. This allows the NAT process to speak with the Security Policy Database.

Finally we have to create NAT entries since a client in LAN A (10.0.1.10) tries to reach 192.168.2.10, but this address has to be rewritten to 10.0.2.10 on Firewall B.

Create the rule like in the screenshot and vice versa on Firewall A:

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