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Hardware Firewall/Router that allows IP forwading rules to multiple web servers? Failover?

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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| ---> -->> |FIREWALL| --->

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| --->     (primary web server)
                                                           | ------->>  (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!

Mike Dross
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