firewall recommend

i am planning to put a firewall between LAN and Servers
the job of the firewall will be to filter packets, managing ACL and control bandwidth

wat is the recomended firewall to do this
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Depending on budget and volume of traffic you have a number of options.

Cisco Pix 501/506E would provide a good solution which is fairly cheap and easy to manage (using the GUI).
SonicWall or ZyWALL (ZyXel) products are similar and give good results.
Netgear is very similar to Cisco but cheaper.

I would avoid the very bottom end products as the price usually reflects the quality of the product !!!

Hope this helps
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ammadeyyAuthor Commented:
is there any software firewall which will do the job?
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Is this recommendation for Home or Business Use? Depending upon your answer, will decide my recommendations

Keith AlabasterEnterprise ArchitectCommented:
MS ISA server will do a proportion of this but on its own it will not 'control' bandwidth. bandwidth can be throttled but not by user for example.
ammadeyyAuthor Commented:
for business use of 100 users,
ammadeyyAuthor Commented:
the major thing im lookin at is bandwidth and ACL
Keith AlabasterEnterprise ArchitectCommented:
ISA will deal with hundreds (and subject to the hardware) thousands. Netscreen will also deal with a significant number
Keith AlabasterEnterprise ArchitectCommented:
OK. Thats ISA out as it will not control bandwidth at a user level
ammadeyyAuthor Commented:
does Cisco PIX 506E have access list control and also bandwidth control at user level?
if so i should go for that i guess
Keith AlabasterEnterprise ArchitectCommented:
Not as far as I know, no. It has the ACL but not bandwidth at user level
ammadeyyAuthor Commented:
bandwidth and ACL is what i am lookin for, so wat is your reccomendation?
does linux have anything like that?
Sonicwall I believe will allow you to do both. A TZ170W or 2040 should do the trick. Plus you get spyware and antivirus at the gateway enforecement

Juniper can do both.  ACLS and bandwidth alication.
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