recommend firewall hardware ?

Discussion in 'Server Networking' started by Scott, Dec 12, 2008.

  1. Scott

    Scott Guest

    Can anyone recommend firewall hardware so site behind my router that allows
    admin to monitor and throttle traffic base on incoming and outgoing ports ?

    Scott, Dec 12, 2008
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  2. Some of the SonicWalls do this,...others probably as well.

    ISA Server, hardware or PC format, in any current version does not do this.
    ISA2000 had the features but they were removed in later versions because
    they just simply just did not work well. The later versions have a feature
    that "hints" at what you want to do but its abilities has never really been
    made clear to me what it really does and I suspect it would not be what you

    But any of the bandwidth management tools/functions/methods with any
    product, no mater who makes it, is going to fall within the pinciple
    "Over-Market,....Under-Deliver". Meaning none of it is what it is "all
    cracked up to be" and at least in my opinion is more of a "selling point" to
    get you to buy the product more than it actually doing what you want.

    The methods do what they do, certains ways they do them, the
    certain conditions that they work under,....and get just the certain results
    that the manufacturers managed to get them to do semi-consistantly.

    In many cases all it does is give priority to certain traffic matching
    certain "specs" while giving less priority to others. They tend to not
    really "trottle" anything.

    The only true trottling, my opinion of course, to set the Nics on
    the Firewall to be "locked" at 10mbps and not allow them to run at 100mbps
    or 1000mbps. Then you will never go any faster than 10mbps. Of course it
    effects all traffic and really isn't that usefull unless your ISP charges
    extra $$$ for more than 10mbps and you want to stay below that.

    Phillip Windell

    The views expressed, are my own and not those of my employer, or Microsoft,
    or anyone else associated with me, including my cats.
    Phillip Windell, Dec 12, 2008
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  3. Juniper Netscreens are about the best in my opinion.
    James Yeomans BSc, MCSE, Dec 12, 2008
  4. Juniper NetScreen devices are good choice. They are easy to manage and not
    that much expensive.
    Depending on your requirement you can get device. I would recomment of you
    VPN/Firewall Netscreen device.
    Rahisuddin Shah, Dec 12, 2008
  5. Scott

    Scott Guest

    thanks for the reply.
    Scott, Dec 16, 2008
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