troubleshooting Question

Fingerprinting firewalls

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I am concerned about crackers (more specifically spammers) attempting to exploit my router, and would like to know if it is possible to determine what type of router I am using, and how difficult it is to actually exploit flaws in it.  I currently am running a Watchguard X5 with only ports 25 and 110 open for Exchange.  I've read that sometimes routers display banners, but don't know exactly how to check and/or modify this.  Aside from locking down the ports, and firmware updates, are there any other methods to lock down routers (aside from IDS and IPS, also assuming the OS is patched and firewalled)?  
Tim Holman

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