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Which firewall?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by nugget, Nov 14, 2007.

  1. nugget
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    Any suggestions for a firewall appliance, preferrably one that's easy (meaning straightforward) to configure?

    We have a smallish Astaro ASG-120 but it's not doing the job. The network specialist chose this one based on a tip from a friend and didn't really look into it properly. It's rated for 10-30 users and at the time he thought it was enough, obviously not thinking about the future expansion of the company so now we need another one that is up to the job.
     
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  2. Sparky
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    How many users now mate? 8)
     
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  3. greenbrucelee
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    I thought you were looking for a home one, I would have said comodo.

    But for business I don't know
     
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  4. nugget
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    We're about 38 users at the moment with a few (maybe 10) more coming next year.
     
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  6. BrizoH

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    I've used Watchguard firewalls for years, simple to set up and lots of additional features/upgrades if you want them
     
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  7. zebulebu

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    Not sure how much you'd be looking to spend, but I'd recommend (as always) a Netscreen from Juniper. The SSG 20 is in the sort of range you're looking for, but might be a bit pricier than similar solutions from Sonicwall or Zyxel, but is a much better platform. Of course, that's just me speaking from personal experience and preference!
     
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  8. nugget
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    Looks good mate. I'll check it out. Thanks.:biggrin
     
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  9. Sparky
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    Strange looking firewall that one Zeb :biggrin
     
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  10. nugget
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    Thanks zeb but I think a baseball bat might be a bit slow.:biggrin
     
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    Yeah, but what else would you expect Zeb to recommend? It fits his disposition. :twisted:
     
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  12. zebulebu

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    Well chaps - take that as read that the latest version of Firefox STILL HAS THE SAME FRICKIN CUT & PASTE BUG IT HAS HAD SINCE ABOUT 1935!!!!!

    :x

    Fixed it now.

    PS: - there's nothing wrong with using a baseball bat as an extra defence mechanism for your network. I find that a visit to a user trying to run P2P software on my network from me with mr Louisville Slugger often works infinitely better than a quiet word from compliance... :twisted:
     
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  13. BosonMichael
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    Another vote for Sonicwall. I've also used Sonicwall TZ 170s on small networks.
     
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