[Dshield] firewall help request

Serge Vondandamo svondandamo at mercury-eur.com
Thu Oct 2 17:52:00 GMT 2003


Hi Guy,

Netscreen 5XP will do for you.
Linux based appliance and it is capable of handling heavy traffic.
You can also deploy VPN for remote access/users.
Nice user friendly We based GUI for management.
You can check it at www.netscree.com

Cheers
Serge




-----Original Message-----
From: Guy Barnum [mailto:GuyBarnum at Armscole.com] 
Sent: jeudi 2 octobre 2003 19:30
To: General DShield Discussion List
Subject: [Dshield] firewall help request

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.

Guy
gbarnum at armscole.com

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