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RE: Which FW/VPN appliance?
From: "Clint Harris" <clinton.harris () peace com>
Date: Fri, 22 Nov 2002 13:56:47 +1300

Go Netscreen.

If you think that your HQ won't go over 10 tunnels, you may be able to
make do with an unlimited 5XP at the HQ, depends on how scalable you
want it.

-----Original Message-----
From: Steve [mailto:steves_66 () yahoo com] 
Sent: Thursday, November 21, 2002 8:37 AM
To: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: Which FW/VPN appliance?


I'm performing my first network installation for a small company that
4 branch offices and a HQ office.  Each branch location has approx 5-8 
users, and HQ has approx 7-10 users.  They will perform web surfing and 
the branch offices will need to VPN data back to HQ daily.  Also, they 
have a couple traveling/home users that will need VPN access to HQ.    
They would like to leave room for growth to add additional users at each

location and they'll be adding 2 branch offices soon.  Total # of VPN 
tunnels fm each branch = 1, total for HQ = at least 8.

They also need NAT and DHCP and FW.  They're running Ethernet and TCP/IP

on a Novell network.  I am procuring broadband at each location (DSL or 
frac T1) and expect a static IP.

Thus far, I'm considering three firewall/VPN solutions: 

1. Netscreen 5XP (Branch) and the Netscreen 25 (HQ)
2. SonicWall SoHo3 (Branch) and the SonicWall Pro200 (HQ)
3. SnapGear SoHo+ (Branch) and the SnapGear Pro (HQ)

Any thoughts to the product choices?


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