After being asked this a few times here is a summary of possible VPN and firewall choices for SoftLayer.
Generally speaking - this is the question I get:
How do we connect VPN using site to site VPN - we need to match up the parameters and need step by step instructions as to how to do this. The SSL VPN does not meet our requirements
where you access it in the portal:
Where are the current PoPs:
The choice of a VPN option can also be combined with the choice for a firewall:
An overview of the possible firewall choices is here:
Here is some more detail on some of the choices in the article:
Choices for IPSEC/Firewall:
Order a standalone IPSEC tunnel for $99/mo, setup and configure through the customer portal. The instructions above are for this option.
Order a Gateway Appliance ( based on Vyatta)- The customer will have an Appliance that they can use to create virtual routers, virtual firewalls, and virtual VPN devices and manage them through user-defined parameters. https://www.softlayer.com/services/network/gateway-appliance (prices here include the software and the bare metal server it goes on - currently at $449/month)
Order a Fortigate Security Appliance- this will allow you admin access and the ability to setup IPSEC VPN. This option can be viewed under the Dedicated Hardware Firewall section of our website (http://www.softlayer.com/services/security/). Here is a link with additional information as well http://www.fortinet.com/products/fortigate/310B.html (priced at $999/firewall, 2X that for an HA configuration)