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Which Firewall to buy

I need to block msn/skype/ares and allow access to certain http/https domains per machine, also i need  to limit the bandwidth by machine,  if preferable i would like to have one self firewall equipment for doing all this. any recommendations ?
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nplibCommented:
If you need it by machine,

Cisco
or Microsoft ISA,

that's about it.

If by machine isn't important and by network is,

Smoothwall Express (Free)
Or
SmoothWall Enterprise (Not Free)

You need to know linux to use Smoothwall
You need to know CIOS to use cisco
The only one that is point and click anyone can use it is ISA
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budchawlaCommented:
You may want to consider SonicWALLs. Depending on your size / budget / requirements, they are excellent devices.
It's late so i'm not going to go into a full feature list here, for now at least... suffice it to say that any unit running SonicOS Enhanced will do what you need to a certain extent (ie in being able to set up policies for different apps and also being able to set up exclusions etc). It's not 100% machine-by-machine, but if you want to block some, allow some etc, then that all is possible...
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budchawlaCommented:
Oh and they're GUI-driven :-)
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espolonAuthor Commented:
What about Barracuda ?
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rsivanandanCommented:
Taken a look at Juniper firewalls? (www.juniper.net).

Cheers,
Rajesh
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nplibCommented:
Forgot to give the URLs,

Smoothwall Express = http://www.smoothwall.org/     FREE

SmoothWall Enterprise = http://www.smoothwall.net/     NOT FREE
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espolonAuthor Commented:
I ended up acquiring a sonicwall pro 1260.
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budchawlaCommented:
good choice :-) hope you got the total secure version...
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espolonAuthor Commented:
unfortunately i had to return the sonicwall, it doest not block SKYPE properly
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nplibCommented:
try the smoothwall express, you just need any pc to run it on.
It can also be used as a NAT router. DHCP server and a few other things.
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budchawlaCommented:
I've never come across a Skype client that the SonicWALLs can't block, they just need to be set up to do so...
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