I need some suggestions on purchasing a Firewall device. I talked to Watchguard but I don't think their sales person was helpfull. It need to be easy to setup and maintain. My budget is about $500-$1000. (Please let me know if I need more)
I have a network with about 100 users at work. I am running a half T1 FlexGlow circuit from Verizon running through a Shark Box. Then it goes to a Netopia and a Linksys BEFSR11 router connected with 3Com 3300 switches.
The problem is the Linksys router slow the WAN traffic a lot. (I think because of the private IP function. This Linksys has built-in firewall - they say) I should be getting 760Kbps speed according to Verizon. But I can only get around 200Kbps with my current settings. I got 720Kbps when I disconnect the Linksys and connect a laptop directly to the Netopia. So I am 100% sure the Linksys is the problem.
I just want to replace it but I will need a firewall if I do that. Suggestions??