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Small Lan Firewall options

I monitor several smal networks and I'm looking for some good firewall options that would work for small networks with under 20 PC's. Typically tyhese are 1 windows server type networks and some workgroups also. Any idea's ??
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Don JohnstonInstructorCommented:
Cisco ASA 5505 is one option.
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chrisalisCommented:
If you have access to an older pc with a couple of spare network cards, may I suggest a software based solution - smoothwall(www smoothwall.org).

It's easy to setup and manage, and is very good for a freebie.

I've tested it's security with grc and had no problems at all.
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Dan MuzrallEHS SpecialistCommented:
SonicWall and Aruba Networks both make a great product.

If you are looking for an inexpensive solution, you may want to look at getting a router that supports DD-WRT.  The DD-WRT firmware was originally designed to replace the firmware on the LinkSys WRT54 series of routers with something much more robust.  It has since been updated to include a variety of other makes/models of wireless router.  Check out the website at http://www.dd-wrt.com/site/index.  Be sure to check the router compatibility list before purchasing.
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Garry GlendownConsulting and Network/Security SpecialistCommented:
or look at FortiGate ... 50B or 60C ... nice boxes with lots of features, from basic firewall through IDS/IPS, Content-scanner to filter out malware and spam, security scanner, ... and very competitive pricing ...
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amatson78Sr. Security EngineerCommented:
ASA 5505 or SonicWALL TZ series for good bang for the buck. The SonicWALL is more end user friendly if that is a requirement for your choice. The TZ 200 is a good SOHO unit.
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jploesslAuthor Commented:
Thanks I appreciate all your help
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