Best Firewall for Remote Server

Posted on 2005-04-28
Last Modified: 2013-12-04
My company has a couple of remotely hosted servers, one is Windows 2000 Server.  I am in need of a good firewall that can be install and configured through Terminal Services / Remote Desktop.  I am also concerned that once I install one that I will be locked out of terminal services with the default settings.  I do not have any physical access to the computer, and to get someone to work at the console will cost me.  

One of our tech guys tried Norton which really wasn't made for this and it immediately locked out remote access because the user has o click the little popup window to allow access.

I tried Tiny Firewall, but it was completely do it yourself, and I am not a security expert.

I have been considering ISS as a solution, but I am under the impression that it i quite expensive.

Any Suggestions would be appreciated.  This is a production server running 8 websites, one full time FTP server, and about 10 ASP and .NET based apps; MySQL and MSSQL; and IMail POP / Webmail.

Question by:wvbeaner
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    Accepted Solution

    How about a Cisco PIX 501? Cost is around $350, but remember that this is a hardware firewall so your servers will not take on the burden of examing IP traffic or the routing.

    Allows for up to 10 users outgoing or an unlimited number of users from the Internet coming in.

    You are able to configure the PIX via the command line or via a web page (HTTPS).

    Very easy to configure for what you are asking as well. Can also help with that if needed.

    Let me know if you have any other questions..
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    Expert Comment

    I recomend ZoneAlarm, the right choice (only that you need) and price for you can select there

    ps. Does the hoster will permit to put another device and change structure?

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