The Federal Reserve Banks are committed to evolving with security and industry standards, as well as customer needs. Part of this effort is the Virtual Private Network (VPN) Device Migration project. The migration effort will require FedLine Advantage® and FedLine Command® customers to replace their current VPN devices with a more contemporary solution. These changes will also improve resiliency and enable access to the FedNowSM Service.
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. Effective June 13, 2022, the general availability phase of the VPN migration began. As with previous efforts, when your VPN device is due for migration, we will instruct an EUAC from your organization to facilitate the migration order. 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. After June 13, EUACs will also have the opportunity to self-migrate by accessing the CMC and placing your organization’s migration order.
IMPORTANT: The new solution will not allow for multiple Cisco® VPN devices to be connected to FedLine concurrently using the same public IP address. If your existing Fortinet® VPN devices are leveraging the same public IP address, please work with your technical staff and ISP to setup multiple public IP addresses ahead of your installation date.
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.
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