ASA 5505 Pre Purchase Question
Posted on 2007-10-17
We just got a T1 line for a small office about 15 users and I am looking to purchase a Firewall device I've been looking for something that is relatively easy to manage and maintain.
I was recommended the Cisco 1800 but i wanted something more low maintenance and a bit lower in price.
The primary use of this T1 will be for VPN access, and the VPN will be PPTP not IPSec as it is much faster, for a few people who'll need to connect every now and then when they are away from the office, this would be for heavy financial applications. Plus we run a mailserver and ftp etc, no heavy use its for 10 people.
I am looking to find out if the ASA 5505 will suffice our needs and would be a good reliable product.
- I need to be able to NAT (we have 3 public IP's for different services) not port forward, can i do this with the ASA5505 ?
- We use Web Proxy from another provider so surfing will be minor, but ASA 5505 says it can be use for anti-spyware anti-virus, does this model provide that support ?
- Does this provide the intrution detection ?
- We are a very closed enviroment that needs to be higly secure due to the financial nature of business.
Any other info or clariffication would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance.