[Dshield] Preferred firewall
robert at voje.net
Mon Aug 18 18:01:45 GMT 2003
As a result of the current threats on the internet, I have aquired an extra
budget for buying a decent firewall for our company.
Which model do I choose?
The following features should be there:
Remote administration (web/telnet)
Mac address checking on all rules and on remote admin access.
Redirection of incoming/outgoing port numbers
VPN (at least 4-5 channels)
Free access to configuration (I do not want to pay $$ for every change I
want to make...)
Well known brand/model
I would also like to have these features:
No restart of firewall upon changes (that sucks when making changes during
Nice (and fast) administration GUI.
To add some facts of our line of work - we are software developmers, and
sometimes we have a need to temporary opening and closing ports due to
I know, that's a big hole in security, but it's the way we want to do it.
A really nice thing would be if we were able to run a selected number of
developer PS's on a shielded subnet, like a second DMZ controlled and routed
by the firewall.
My budget is limited to about $3000.
Feel free to respond if you have any good recommendation.
Btw. our nearest neighbour is a Cisco dealer... ;-)
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