I have a number of web servers running on port 80 at a collocation facility. They all have static IP's. I want to purchase a firewall that will allow me to "route" the traffic to each server. Most small firewall routers I am use to seeing only allow you to port forward one port (80) to one internal IP. I need a hardware firewall that will send request to multiple different servers. So for example..
--->> |FIREWALL| ---> 192.168.1.15
www4.domainname.com -->> |FIREWALL| ---> 192.168.1.16
Also, I would love to have the ability to have the "firewall" detect if a web server is down and fail over/load balance to another web server. Example
--->> |FIREWALL| ---> 192.168.1.15 (primary web server)
| ------->> 192.168.1.115 (backup web server)
I have looked at the specs for the Cisco 506 and I am not sure that it will do this. Plus, Cisco stop supporting this device this year. Is there a better cheaper alternative?
Thanks in advance!