Need recommendation on a Firewall.

Posted on 2010-09-23
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
Hello and thank you for taking the time to answer my question. Your input is greatly valued.

I need to replace a firewall at a clients. They currently have a FireBox x5 Edge however the previous IT company did not provide him w/ any documentation. So instead of wasting more time on trying to reset the unit and b/c it's outdated. I decided to just replace the darn thing. The budget we have is $300.

Current Setup: There are 12 wks & 1 server. ISP is Optimum LightPath. OS on server is 2008 SBS R2. Exchange will be run on site.

If there is any other information i can provide, please let me know.

Thank you for your time and attention to this matter.

Question by:loshdog
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ID: 33745746
I found these on Newegg. Seem to have good reviews.

ZyXEL ZyWALL 2 PLUS 24 Mbps VPN Internet Security Appliance

NETGEAR FVS336G-100NAS 10000 Simultaneous Sessions LAN-to-WAN

Author Comment

ID: 33745806
This one does not seem to shabby either.

NETGEAR FVS338 Up to 90 Mbps WAN-to-LAN, up to 60 Mbps for 3DES throughput Firewall

Does anyone have any experience with any of the above i found on Newegg.
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ID: 33746771
Going with the NETGEAR FVS338 Up to 90 Mbps WAN-to-LAN, up to 60 Mbps for 3DES throughput Firewall


Expert Comment

ID: 33747598
For a small/medium business I'd recommend a either a WatchGuard XTM2 series firewall or a SonicWALL TZ series.  Either solution will cover the needs for an office plus give you a migration path and scalability.  Contact either company and ask for a local resell in your area to give you a demo of the product.

WatchGuard  -

SonicWALL  -

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ID: 33747648
Hello Matt and thank you for the recommendation. However a bit out of the price range. Went with the NETGEAR FVS338 Up to 90 Mbps WAN-to-LAN, up to 60 Mbps for 3DES throughput Firewall

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