VPN Router for Small/Medium Sized Business - Sonicwall, Cisco or Netgear
Posted on 2004-10-05
I am preparing to purchase a router for a company with 8 computers on site. We are interested in having 2 off-site PCs connect to our NT4 server via VPN over a DSL connection. The president of the company is not comfortable having his network connected to the internet. Can I get recommendations on a router tailored for small to medium sized businesses with good security, speed and relative ease of configuration? I am not familiar with Cisco's operating system, although I am interested in learning it, however I am comfortable configuring a router with web-based setup. We are hoping to spend no more than $800 for the router including VPN client licenses. Are the NetGear's Pro Series routers secure enough for business use? How do they compare to SonicWall routers which I have used in the past? Are the Cisco IOS routers difficult to configure (I have a strong DOS background and a little familiarity with Unix)? Can I get a few suggestions?