VPN device migration is nearing completion. This requires FedLine Advantage® and FedLine Command® customers to replace their current VPN devices (Fortinet® FortiGate® 61E model) with the Cisco® C1111 model. If your organization has not started its migration to the Cisco C1111 model, it is important to do so as soon as possible. Please keep these reminders in mind:
- 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 FortiGate 61E 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.
- Beginning on Oct. 1, 2023, customers who have not completed their migration may be assessed a $400 monthly fee until migration is complete.
- Effective Dec. 31, 2023, the Federal Reserve Banks will no longer support FedLine connectivity using the current Fortinet FortiGate 61E VPN devices.
What action do I need to take?
If you haven’t done so already, begin your migration to the new Cisco C1111 model as soon as possible. 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. For more information, view the VPN Access Requirements document in the Connection Management Center (CMC). Available via FedLine Home, the CMC is also where End User Authorization Contacts (EUACs) can place VPN device orders. Please note that a credentialed Technical Contact at your organization also can assist with completing the migration order in the CMC. However, an EUAC must start and submit the order.
We look forward to continuing working with your organization, and we appreciate your willingness to help us maintain reliable and secure access to Federal Reserve Bank Services. Please review the VPN Device Migration Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page or contact the Support Center if you have questions about this project or need assistance with completing your migration order(s).
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