Virtual Private Network (VPN) devices are a key component of your organization’s FedLine Advantage® and FedLine Command® connections to critical payment and information services. As part of the Federal Reserve Banks’ ongoing efforts to keep pace with the evolving industry and customer needs, in 2022, we will begin the VPN device migration. The migration effort will require all FedLine Advantage and FedLine Command customers to replace their current VPN devices with a more contemporary solution. These changes will improve resiliency and enable access to the FedNowSM Service. While no action is required at this time, we are sharing the following information so you know what to expect when it is time for your organization to begin its migration.
What to expect
The setup for your new VPN device will be similar to the setup for your current device and will require changes to your network/firewall settings. As with previous efforts, the migration will utilize the Connection Management Center (CMC). Available via FedLine Home®, the CMC is the Federal Reserve Banks’ web-based application that EUACs currently use to place VPN device orders. Please note that a credentialed Technical Contact at your organization can also assist with completing the migration order in the CMC; however, an EUAC must start the order and submit it. We will share next steps with your organization in the coming months.
As a reminder, the FedLine Solutions monthly package fees include VPN device equipment needed to operate with the Federal Reserve Banks.
We look forward to working with your organization, and we appreciate your willingness to help us maintain reliable and secure access to Federal Reserve Bank Services. We encourage you to review the VPN Device Migration Frequently Asked Questions for more information.