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ASA 5510 vs Sonicwall for small business

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Last Modified: 2013-11-16
I am looking at firewalls right now, and have some experience with them, but not nearly enough as I should have for purchasing one. I am hoping to get some opinions.

I have a small business with about 10 employees. I will have one site to site VPN and 1 or 2 client VPNs.  I have some programs that I want to prioritize in bandwidth. I would also like to have content security and posibly intrusion prevention as well.  I have been looking at an ASA 5510 and a NSA 240.  

The ASA 5510 seems to be able to handle more than I will need, but it didnt look like the ASA 5505 would have all of the features that I was looking for.  The NSA 240 seems to have everthing that I was looking for but the content security and intrusion prevention seem to be software based and slower, although for my needs are fine. Additionally I can get a NFR NSA 240 so I can get it much cheaper than either an ASA 5505 or 5510.

Anyone have any input on which they prefer? Strengths or weaknesses for either?

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