Buying a new CISCO router / Firewall

Hi All,

We are a LANParty organisation, we have about 1000 participants (heavy users).
We have 4 internet connections, 4x100Mbit. We want to share the connection to our users.

The CISCO router need to do following things:

- Block incoming / outgoing traffic by firewall rules (in IP ranges, crew has other rules than the participants)
- Send certain traffic (for example: all trafic TCP port 27000 - 28000) to 1 WAN, al the remaining traffic has to be send to another WAN (manually divide traffic over the 4 WAN ports)
- Content filtering (block rapidshare, megaupload, ..)
- Statistics per user / IP / ports

Which router/firewall would you choose?
Our budget is about +/- 2000 €.
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SteveIT ManagerCommented:
Have you considered Q-balancers ? these would bond the lines together and offer the kind of traffic management you are looking for .
You can go for Fortigate is a very good firewall and provides content filtering as has got 10 can block incoming and outgoing traffic with firewall can route traffic as many ways as you provides logs facility also...
Lord_PalethornAuthor Commented:
The only thing I need to be sure about is that it doesn't go down with 1000+ users :)
Hello Lord Palethorn:

Cisco is too expensive to fit in to your budget with your requirements. Have a look on the following competitive slide from a Fortinet partner.

Even I recommend FortiGate-310B as you are looking for application control and web filtering features.
You can reduce the cost by selecting specific features (IPS).

Good Luck!

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