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Securing a web server, Watchguard XTM 22, or Sonicwall TZ 200?

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Looking to secure 2 web servers that are co-located in a datacenter, with a firewall...

Considering the watchguard XTM22, or the sonicwall TZ 200.

We currently use the sonicwall NSA and PRO series at our offices, but heard that the XTMs were great for smaller installations...

Street price on both seems to be around $400 or so...

Requirements:
-Block ports so only specific ports are open to the web servers (80, 443), on each server via each IP block.
-Connect via VPN for remote management of the device (VNC)

Not sure if we really need the UTM aspects of the devices?

Thoughts / comments?
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the only thing the comes up immediately is the vpn aspect.  you can perform all the firewall aspects in your question, but the vpn between two sonicwall appliances is going to be more stable and easier to setup than one between a sonicwall and a watchguard.
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Are both units comparable? Does it boil down to user preference?
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i've used watchguard appliances and i don't like them...at all.  so, you're not going to get constructive advice from that aspect.  also, i'm just not familiar with the XTM22.  i know sonicwall though and i've setup VPNs between the two vendors and helped others here on EE set them up as well.  it was a pain and troubleshooting is even harder.  you can almost guarantee a vpn between two sonicwall appliances (barring any strange unforeseen nuance) is going to take less than 15 min to setup.

that said, both appliances are relatively new, so my guess is they are going to operate at the firewall level about the same.  so, it probably does come down to user preference, but i'm throwing in the consideration of VPN in regards to interoperability.
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