We have six locations. (1) newer B380 with Speed Fusion, (1) older B380 (v6 firmware) and (4) Balance One. All are connected by PepVPN and SpeedFusion (on the B380s).
The Balance One’s are limited to two PepVPN connections so its not possible to have a criss cross with a direct link between all six locations. Users are able to access from location B to location C because PepVPN is smart enough to see the two hop link by going through the home office. B > A > C.
I’m wondering if I would gain anything by setting up IPsec links between devices where I don’t have enough PepVPN licenses to create direct VPNs between all of them? Are the devices smart enough to see that there is an IPsec link that goes directly between B and C, or will they continue to prioritize PepVPN (B > A > C)?
I realize there is an upgrade for the Balance One that will give me more PepVPN links, and also SpeedFusion. I may do that upgrade but first want to know if I can accomplish the same thing with a combination of PepVPN and IPsec. I need to understand how the devices will use both types of VPN when they are simultaneously available?