• Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 461
  • Last Modified:

PIX alternative?

I have ordered a PIX 506e firewall for our new remote office thru techsoup. Problem is I won't have it for 4-8 weeks and I need to setup a vpn within two weeks. Is there a alternative product that is cheap that I can use in place of the 506e until it comes in? I have a 506e currently at my main office.
0
comtekso
Asked:
comtekso
3 Solutions
 
rsivanandanCommented:
I mean, to a comparable price, you can get a NetScreen 5gt box.

Cheers,
Rajesh
0
 
comteksoAuthor Commented:
I was thinking more along the lines of ZyXEL ZYWALL 2x FIREWALL+VPN Router, Netgear Firewall, or Dlink Firewalls that come in at a price under $300. It will only be used for a few weeks and need to support 4-5 users. Any reason why one of the cheaper ones won't work temporarily?

0
 
lrmooreCommented:
Linksys RV042 or WRV54G will work just fine with a PIX at the other end..
0
 
crackrocksteadyCommented:
I would run M0n0wall (http://www.m0n0.ch/wall/) on commodity hardware until your pix arrives. Free and easy and compatitble with your pix at the other end.
0
 
comteksoAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the help.  I don't know much about linux and don't want a computer with moving parts at the remote site so I'll probably go with the RV042.
0
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

Featured Post

Managing Security Policy in a Changing Environment

The enterprise network environment is evolving rapidly as companies extend their physical data centers to embrace cloud computing and software-defined networking. This new reality means that the challenge of managing the security policy is much more dynamic and complex.

Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now