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Re: Hardware Firewall recommendations
From: Tremaine Lea <tremaine () gmail com>
Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2007 09:52:04 -0700

Any decent firewall/router should be capable of what you are requiring, from entry level cisco routers to Checkpoint to Juniper to Sonicwall to... the list is pretty long ;)

If the only requirement is being able to handle/configure two wan links and basic ACL's, you have a lot of options and can choose any relatively mainstream firewall and base your decision primarily on cost.

If there are other needs such as IDS/IPS, VPN support, QoS, vlan's etc, that will narrow the field a little bit.


Tremaine Lea
Network Security Consultant
Intrepid ACL
"Paranoia for hire"

On 30-Nov-07, at 4:22 AM, Chris [HORIZONsolutions] wrote:


I'm investigating the purchase of a hardware firewall. I'm hoping people here could point me in the right direction, if not give recommendations.

I've got two separate connections, one to a individual server and one to a small LAN of several servers. The need for the two separate incoming pipes is because we're billed individually for the bandwidth usage. I would rather buy one box that can handle both of these connections instead of two boxes, mainly to ease the administration but this isn't essential.
This should make sense, thanks,

Chris -.

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