Cisco 1841 vs Fortinet 100
Posted on 2007-08-06
Experts, we are in the process of moving from a ADSL line to full Internet T1 line. Currently we have a Business Class ADSL line with a maximum download of 1.5, but since we are now been doing some VPN Connections to some remote offices and remote users we would like to move to a Full T1. We currently have a Fortinet 100 that I am very familiar with its integrated FW, AV, IPS, VPN, Web Filtering, and SPAM Fortiguard service. The ISP provider that is offering the new T1 wanted to sell us a new 1841 Router. We have an 1841 Router that we can use for this connection. What are the advantages of upgrading the IOS of the 1841 from IP Base to Secured Advanced and placing the Router as a Gateway Firewall and VPN Router? Is the performance better on the Cisco Router versus the Fortinet 100? What would be the advantage if any to make the switch. Will it allow us to do port forwarding? Now if we just need a Router to make the connection to the ISP's T1 line then I would just make the 1841 a router and not implement the Firewall and VPN software and still use my Fortinet 100 as my firewall. I have been looking all around the net to see if I can find a comparison between these two models. Any input would be greatly appreciated!