Firewall Question - Type of Firewall to Choose
Posted on 2007-10-04
I have a company that does has many credit card x-actions. CC's are swiped on the pc and through the software installed on the worksation (XP Pro SP2). The end user then transmits all transactions through the program through the internet (Web based interface over port 443) to the transaction server that then records the transactions.
The workstation is part of a Wireless LAN. Wireless is WEP encrypted, SSID is not broadcast.
The wireless access point is a Netgear wireless router connected to the DSL Modem.
My question is this.....is the Firewall functionality of the Netgear firewall/router sufficient to protect this LAN? Or do i need more of a Cisco PIX firewall (VPN functionality is not a concern at this point). Is there a certain type of firewall that is best other than the firewall functionality built in to the Netgear router?
LAN is for a medical facility that swipe many transactions and many very large sums of money so security is a major concern of their's.