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#1 pes2013

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 16:17

Whats a good firewall for a small office? Budget


#2 syobon999

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 16:26

http://www.privacywa...PF_support.html

#3 mlowijs

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 16:29

I'd recommend pfSense (http://pfsense.org) which is the perimeter firewall for my company.

Works really well and easy to setup with a little knowledge, and it's free and open source!

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 16:51

^ yeah its hard to beat pfsense for "cost" FREE, you just need to provide some hardware to run it on and some setup time.

It will run on pretty much anything, you have a old pc around? There you go - your hardware.

#5 mlowijs

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 17:07

Exactly, and though it's free to use (no strings attached, you can pay for professional support if you want), it's extremely powerful and people have made many extensions for it.

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 23:00

Lets just go with a classic, Cisco, Netgear, etc.......Its a budget which means something more than free :p (Although pfsense is great)

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 09:21

A issue also with pFsense is that other people in the office mostly know how to control it....With most common routers, this is possible With pFsense you have to take 10 minutes.

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 07:02

No ideas?

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 07:08

OK well at least some brands recommendations from Cisco, Dell, Juniper , etc stating your recommendations and expirences....

#10 #Michael

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 21:21

Depending on your budget IMO you can't go wrong with the Sonicwall TZ series. The TZ 215 is great for small businesses but can be pricey.

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 21:27

Any Cisco ISR will do this. But honestly you should be looking for a combined device with a NIPS, Malware filtering go incoming downloads aswell as the bog standard stateful firewall.

As always its the rules that matter and unless its set to implicit deny its worthless.

#12 n_K

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 21:29

Check out SNORT and the subscriber rules, that'll help cut down on the amount of dodgy traffic getting into your place.

#13 xendrome

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 21:29

Yeah I'd say Sonicwall TZ-210.

#14 #Michael

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 21:37

Yeah I'd say Sonicwall TZ-210.


The 210 was retired for the 215 back in October. It is the 205 and the 215 now. I believe you can still buy it but Dell doesn't actually make them anymore.

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 02:27

A issue also with pFsense is that other people in the office mostly know how to control it....With most common routers, this is possible With pFsense you have to take 10 minutes.

If you don't give them the admin password they will not be able to control it.



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