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Re: Firewall opinions wanted please - clarification

  • From: Brandon Shiers
  • Date: Tue Mar 16 19:21:34 2004

Sonicwall makes a great product that can run in STANDARD (Proxy) mode.
Their prices are pretty good as well, espicially if you buy them through a reseller. We deploy many of these firewalls every year and they are great!


On Tue, 16 Mar 2004 15:07:26 -0800 (PST)
Nicole <> wrote:

As much as I hate to follow up my own post, I suppose I was a bit too vauge
for my own good =]

We do not run any cisco gear and we are in a Class A data facility.
By proxy I did not mean to imply NAT. I cannot remember the proper term but
what I mean is full packet handeling as opposed to packet inspection.
Security is important but the budget limit is only up to about 3K. I have been
trying to get the client a firewall for some time and am just now getting the
go ahead.

Sorry for any vaugeness but I usually like to not say to much as to sway
opinions one way or another and to learn more as any knowlege I have may be
wrong or out of date.


On 16-Mar-04 Unnamed Administration sources reported Nicole said :
> > > > Hi
> I am looking for a good but reasonably priced firewall for a 40 or >so server
> site. Some people swear by Pix, others swear at it a lot. Also I >have heard
> good things about Netscreen. Or any others you would recommend for >protecting
> servers on a busy network. Don't really need anything with VPN just >the
> standard http, ftp, ssh, https, type traffic up to 100mb >throughput.
> From what I have heard a proxy firewall would be best? > > > > Thanks in advance!!
> > > Nicole
> >

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