[Dshield] Standalone firewall for ics at home

Lockley, Stephen Stephen.Lockley at atosorigin.com
Wed Dec 14 09:11:55 GMT 2005

Good morning,

I use smoothwall as my firewall which you configure via a web front-end.
I am currently running this on an old 486 with three interfaces. I have
not had any speed problems with this. 



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[mailto:list-bounces at lists.dshield.org] On Behalf Of Benjamin Koch
Sent: 13 December 2005 17:21
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Subject: [Dshield] Standalone firewall for ics at home

Hello List

I have a little problem.
Maybe its off topic but I hope you can help me :) I have a linux router
with a nice firewall. I want to reduce my energy costs and have the same
security level as before.
I have a little network (5PCs) and they are all connected to the
Internet by that router.

There are some hardware firewalls like
"Symantec GatewaySecurity 320"
"Watchguard Firebox X Edge"
"Innominate mGuard"
Has anybody got experiences with those firewall/routers?

The firewall must be "easy" to configure (i have "good" knowledge about
networks) and they have to be secure - undedectable via portscans or
invulnerable against ddos or worm/trojan attacks...
Yes i know that nobody is invulnerable against ddos - only you have a
little mexican with a wirecutter ;) Off course - at every workstation is
kaspersky av installed but i have a friend who uses a netgear router and
he has problems with some trojans/viruses in fact of using the routers
firewall. With my linux firewall i never had a problem with worms...

Can anybody help me to make a decision?
Price range up to 200EUR
If it's possible a webinterface in german ;)

Greetz Benjamin

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