Watchguard Firebox II, 700 or 1000
Posted on 2004-11-12
I have a Windows 2000 webserver located in a datacentre and I want to protect it with a watchguard firewall, why watchguard? Well, used items are available on ebay quite cheap and get they seem to get good reviews. However i just wanted to check with the experts:
I have 64 Public IP's on my server, most of my database driven sites are on a single IP address each but some of the very basic sites use a single IP and host headers.
I don't want to get into reconfiguring the server to use NAT and Port forwarding I just want to install the firebox appliance between the server and the gateway and block all Ports on all the public IP's and allow the following:
Win2KDNS PORT: 53(?)
HTTP PORT: 80
FTP PORT: 21
SMTP PORT: 25
POP3 PORT: 110
DANTZ RETROSPECT PORT: 497
PCAnywhere 10.0 PORTS: 5631 - 5632 (?)
1. Is it easy to configure one of these things to do the above? And does anyone have any examples.
2. Does anyone have the software as far as i've read these things use proprietory software to configure them, most of the items i'm looking at on ebay have lost their CD's & Documentation, I called Watchguard but they wont let you download it unless you purchase a support contract which is a bit mean in my opinion.
3. Which item would be best suited to my needs, the II, 700 or 1000