recommend a hardware firewall

Discussion in 'Server Security' started by Dave, Sep 13, 2004.

  1. Dave

    Dave Guest


    Can anyone recommend a hardware firewall that costs less than $250 and just
    does "firewalling"?

    I have 2 webservers each with multiple sites/IPs and a SQL box to go online
    at a colo place. I tried a Zyxel ZyWall 10ii, but it is incapable of
    MultiNAT (a bug in the firmware apparently - I know this from first hand
    While MultiNAT is desirable, it is not necessary - I can just have all the
    IPs public and don't mind paying for it, so a Firewall that does not do any
    routing is fine too as long as the LAN-port to LAN-port traffic never goes
    to the WAN side.

    I tried Windows2003 server's firewall, but it is defective and does not work
    after the first reboot (locks all traffic out after a reboot), so that
    solution is out too.

    Dave, Sep 13, 2004
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  2. Hi Dave.

    I recommend that you might also want to post in firewall group such as If you don't mind buying used there are some
    tremendous deals on Ebay. For instance you could get a Netscreen 5XP [what I
    use at home] or a Sonic Wall SOHO3 for less than your target price. The base
    units however have a limit of 10 IP addresses originating from your network.
    Most of the manufactures have online manuals that you can download to see
    exactly what their product does and how to configure it. My Netscreen 5XP
    can run it NAT or routed mode.--- Steve
    Steven L Umbach, Sep 14, 2004
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  3. Dave

    Dave Guest

    Thanks Steve!

    Dave, Sep 14, 2004
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