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Improve VPN Security with a Fortigate Peer

Currently a VPC VPN Connection to a Fortigate Peer is required using very unsecure settings:

  • Enable DH-group 2 in the Phase 1 proposal.

  • Disable PFS in the Phase 2 proposal.

A higher DH-group is not working and not supported, at least what support is telling us.

So please provide better security settings for the Fortigate, which is a widely used VPN gateway. DH-group 2 is considered as unsecure!

  • Guest
  • Nov 18 2020
  • Not under consideration
Idea priority High
  • Admin
    YING TANG commented
    23 Aug 10:03am

    The request has been marked as "not under consideration" for the following reasons:

    • The customer may be following the documentation which was just providing an example configuration. IBM Cloud VPN offer more ciphers than just DH group 2.

    • Support for additional and more secure ciphers will be tracked with other epics. VPNVPC-111 and VPNVPC-99

  • Guest commented
    8 Jul, 2021 01:17pm

    It does not appear there is a firewall in place or ability to integrate with security groups within VPC to filter who can connect to the VPC VPN peer. This is needed so that route based and policy based VPC VPNs are not reached by any VPN clients and can be filtered.

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