We've got a department on our network using a piece of higher-security software. The software audit came back and indicated FIPS 140-2 encryption is required when the traffic is going across any network other than ours.
I've started looking into what that would take on our firewall so that our GlobalProtect endpoints and IPSec connections could be made compliant but I wanted to see what the common consensus here might be from others who may be using the feature. I'm not crazy about the console port being locked out of config mode.. it's handy to have that when we need to do a more extensive design change that may result in a loss of connectivity or Panorama management. I'm figuring the H1 link encryption and enabling FIPS-CC Mode itself will be disruptive and require outages even with an A/S HA setup for the loss of console access is concerning (we've got it in a locked rack ... I know those rack locks aren't really "secure" but it's in a locked datacenter as well).
I guess my question is, is it worth going through this or would it be better to find an alternative like a piece of software or another hardware solution (perhaps even a smaller dedicated PA just for these connections) we can provide for this specific purpose?
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