[Okta Webinar] Learn how to a build a cloud-first strategyRegister Now


Firewall / VPN solution ideas

Posted on 2012-08-31
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2016-11-23
I have to replace a failing SonicWall Pro230e.....

Wondering what the masses would go with if Cisco wasn't on the table of options....

I could go with another SonicWall (Anyone experienced with them since Dell bought them?)

There's Barracuda, Checkpoint, Juniper, GTA, Enterasys....

It's really only for a small office, so good firewall and VPN functions are the only really important features.   Primary uses other than normal are I have a heavy use support team that uses its VPN functions.  Would be nice to have a SSL VPN in the mix, but really anything after the basics is just a nice kind of frosting for the cake.... Content Filtering, Anti-Virus, nice, but usually those require ongoing costs to maintain.

SonicWall advised the NX2400 as the logical replacement --- NICE, but I think it might be overkill based on the expected usage.  The plus is I would be using a familiar interface, but I had some serious issues with support in the past which is key for a critical device like this....

Any opinions or experiences with small(er) office versions?
Question by:btetlow-expert

Accepted Solution

zunder1990 earned 200 total points
ID: 38354356
I order a sonicwall for anti-spam about 2 months ago from dell. There support was been very good. I have called them a few times already.

Assisted Solution

by:Frederic Sune
Frederic Sune earned 200 total points
ID: 38354383
I am using Watchguard XTM2 series for small business. Easy to use and configure, robust. I have one running for 3 years now without any issues. Do FW also VPN but need to buy licenses if you need more than one. Not expensive but still...
LVL 15

Assisted Solution

Phonebuff earned 200 total points
ID: 38354429
You might want to consider the open source solution of pfSense.  

It's a very stable and very robust solution, and can be deployed as a UTM with the packages available for it or just deploy it as a secure firewall.

LVL 39

Assisted Solution

by:Aaron Tomosky
Aaron Tomosky earned 200 total points
ID: 38354536
I use a tz210 for about 50 users on a 20mbit pipe. I wouldn't push it much more than that as far as users go. I did talk to dell recently as they renamed viewpoint "analyzer" and charge as if it wasn't just a version upgrade. It's funny that the download fr the vm is stil name gmsvp.  
Seems no worse that when sonicwall was running solo, a little better perhaps.

Author Comment

ID: 38355764
Thanks for all the input....   Decisions...Decisions...Decisions...

Featured Post

New Tabletop Appliances Blow Competitors Away!

WatchGuard’s new T15, T35 and T55 tabletop UTMs provide the highest-performing security inspection in their class, allowing users at small offices, home offices and distributed enterprises to experience blazing-fast Internet speeds without sacrificing enterprise-grade security.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

If you’re involved with your company’s wide area network (WAN), you’ve probably heard about SD-WANs. They’re the “boy wonder” of networking, ostensibly allowing companies to replace expensive MPLS lines with low-cost Internet access. But, are they …
How to fix a SonicWall Gateway Anti-Virus firewall blocking automatic updates to apps like Windows, Adobe, Symantec, etc.
After creating this article (http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/23699/Setup-Mikrotik-routers-with-OSPF.html), I decided to make a video (no audio) to show you how to configure the routers and run some trace routes and pings between the 7 sites…
Windows 10 is mostly good. However the one thing that annoys me is how many clicks you have to do to dial a VPN connection. You have to go to settings from the start menu, (2 clicks), Network and Internet (1 click), Click VPN (another click) then fi…
Suggested Courses

873 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question