I am looking for a firewall recommendation. The goal is to connect 5 remote users to remote desktop services on a Windows Server 2012 Standard R2 server. The setup will be an internal RDS not an RDS gateway in conjunction with the firewall vpn. The users will be mainly using QuickBooks and MS Office. We might be doing some video streaming as well in the future, but we are not sure how we will accomplish that yet. Do you think that will change the cost of the firewall significantly? If so, forget it. We only have a budget of $2,000 for the firewall.
Here is what I know the firewall should have:
1. Cost should be under $2,000
2. Wireless: 802.11ac and 802.11n
3. Access for 5 simultaneous users via VPN
4. Ease of use or added compatibility for RDS / Terminal server
So far I have being looking at these three products the Cisco Meraki MX64W, the Cisco ASA 5506 series and the SonicWALL TZ400, but I am not sure which one is the best fit for our needs. Please don't feel restricted to these three choices. Pretty much we are like everybody else. We want the fastest device for the least amount of money. But the final goal is to find the very best device for what we are wanting to do with the budget that we have. Please post the one that you think is the very best one . . . and may the best firewall win.
Thanks in advance.