[Dshield] firewall help request

Guy Barnum GuyBarnum at Armscole.com
Thu Oct 2 17:29:58 GMT 2003

Forgive me if this is too far off topic but it should be an easy question for most of you on this list.  I simply(?) need an affordable firewall appliance ASAP and would greatly appreciate advice from anyone on the list.  I get conflicting information from sales people and media and have finally been stumped on which way to go.

I've decided to go with an appliance rather than running more software on our one server we have in house.  We have a dedicated cable internet connection with 1 server and 20 workstations on the network.  I've been told the Linksys BEFSX41 router/firewall (this is my easily affordable range) could be used as just a firewall in front of or behind our current router provided by our ISP.  The Linksys sales person I talked with said the SPI firewall will take care of 'everything we need it to' do (chuckle) in our SOHO setting but couldn't answer my questions about user configuration.  The price is right though I wouldn't mind buying someone else's product as the salesman dumped me off to a tech support queue without so much as a 'good luck'.

I just hope this is allowed through to the list (please please).  I need to do something now and I don't know where else to go for a straight answer.  Feel free to reply off list to keep the traffic down and I thank you ahead of time for your time.

gbarnum at armscole.com

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