I am looking to buy a firewall, but I have no clue how to choose one. I do not want a software firewall since I plan to have a server. I want a hardware firewall immediatly following by DSL connection so everything is blocked accept what I want. My needs are basic: I do not want VPN, and I do not plan to have VPN ever. I just want a hardware firewall to block everything accept port 80 (for a website on my server), port 1494 (I believe that is the port for a Citrix client - like www.gotomypc.com
). Maybe even allow FTP for authorized users only, but that is all. Spam blocking and virus scan a plus, but I already run A-V on my machines, and I never accept e-mails with attachments - period. I am not firewall savy, so please take that into concideration. I have already looked at the Cisco and Watchguard websites, but they all seem like overkill for what I need.
Any suggestions would be helpful. Basically looking to lock down everything comming in accept for what I want to allow while still having a web server (no e-commerse) - and of course still be able to surf the net.