April 2nd, 2004, 11:05 AM
firewall - hardware appliance...
im after suggestions for a hardware firewall appliance.
two must haves:
1/. ability to connect multiple internet connections
2/. ability to connect external networks (other than the internet) e.g. offsite backup, remote monitoring not carried out over the internet etc.
budget is not really an issue.
April 2nd, 2004, 01:07 PM
I can't really offer any advice since my experience is limited.
However, I recently acquired an IPAD that I need to figure out how to use as a gateway for home network (thus allowing a linux box to use winmodem connection. ...... ).
I think, that in my google searches on IPAD....your question appeared as it's abilities. (almost word for word.).
I guess you are probobally looking for experienced advice, but here's a link to IPAD just incase your looking for a starting point for your search.
If you want to make God laugh....make plans.
April 2nd, 2004, 01:15 PM
If money isn't limited I can definately recommend Checkpoint Firewall/1 running on Nokia hardware. A bit cheaper but just as good are Cisco's PIX firewalls. Both come in all shapes and sizes and both can do what you want.
Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.
April 2nd, 2004, 01:38 PM
Check out the netscreen range of firewalls (www.netscreen.com), they perform well and are fairly easy to manage.
Quis custodiet ipsos custodes
April 2nd, 2004, 06:28 PM
re: firewall hardware
I'm biased for the Cisco PIX. I run a redundant 525 pair at my core edge and several 520's out in the field as remote VPN terminators.
However, as others have pointed out, I believe any of the 'major' appliances will get the job done for you in more than adequate fashion.
Ego is the great Logic killer
April 2nd, 2004, 07:07 PM
If money really isn't an issue... might as well go for the best:
There really is nothing else you can buy with this overall quality or level of security.