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Which firewall do you reccommend?

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Looking to replace our current Watchguard X-Edge 50 firewall. Different vendors have of course recommended different products as a replacement. Juniper SSG5, Cisco ASA 5505 and Check Point Safe@office 500 UTM respectivley.
 
Our network is pretty basic. About 60 users/PCs all with access to the internet. Webserver hosting 6 different websites (low traffic as far as websites are concerned) and a VPN to our Exchange server that's hosted at our corporate head office.
The end users just want speed (of course). I want security and easy management. Corporate Office wants a low price tag ;)   Which product would you choose? Other options?

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markus: One vendor did mention the Fortigate 200a but that out of the price range. but I'll look at the 100a

SK Pruett: For the most part we stick with two IT vendors so it's not hard for us to track down support. Vendor # 1 mentioned the Forigate above and when we balked at the price tag came back with the ASA 5505. Our other vendor came back with the Check Point. Our ISP is the one recommending the Juniper.

That1guy15: Will look around Sonicwalls website for something that looks like a right fit.
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I have narrowed down the Decision to the Cisco or Juniper. Leaning towards the Cisco as it appears to have better throughput numbers. One thing against Cisco, IMO, is they seem to charge alot for their service agreements just to be able to keep the software on their boxes up to date.

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I have decided to go with Cisco ASA 5505. Because my original question (s) were pretty open ended, asking for opinions, and each of you gave you opinion I have given you each points
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