Hardware firewall recommendations
Posted on 2011-02-25
My trusty Netgear FVS318 firewall died a peaceful death last night, and I'm in need of a new one for my small office/home office. I run 3 machines, with a wireless access point that manages a few other laptops as well, very low traffic (no video, some audio streaming occasionally). I don't want an integrated modem/firewall/WAP product, since I just upgraded my WAP and modem in the last 6 months. My main concern is safety over anything else, along with ease of installation and use.
I'm looking for recommendations of what I should use. Please don't post a list of links, or a Google search page or anything of that nature. I'd prefer recommendations from those who have acutal experience with a product.
The machines are all Windows 7 64 bit or Windows Server 2003 32 bit) or 2008 (32 bit), with quite a few vmWare virtual machines hosted on those platforms.