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16th February 2009, 11:43 AM #1
Iím looking at replacing our old firewall does anyone have any recommendations?
We have around 1,000 users and will require web filtering.
16th February 2009, 11:46 AM #2
A cheap server, couple of NIC's and a copy of Smoothwall Linux. Maybe throw in a copy of Squid proxy server for good measure - I'm sure it's possible to do web filtering with Squid. Maybe even run them both as separate VM's on one box?
16th February 2009, 12:42 PM #3
- Rep Power
I can recommend Watchguard as a firewall
Firebox X Peak e-Series | WatchGuard
16th February 2009, 12:44 PM #4
I'd recommend smoothwals network guardian - filtering is unparalleled
16th February 2009, 12:52 PM #5
I agree. I use it both at home and at work, extremely good firewall and filtering. Really simple to set up as well.
Originally Posted by Domino
16th February 2009, 01:00 PM #6
Yup we use IPCop which is a freebie fork of Smoothwall so the commercial version should do the trick
16th February 2009, 05:45 PM #7
I second (third?) Smoothwall's School Guardian.
16th February 2009, 05:50 PM #8
I have one of these with the AV license.
SSG 140 - WAN and LAN Security - Juniper Networks
Has been faultless since it went in.
16th February 2009, 06:20 PM #9
We use the smoothwall UTM here and very pleased with it.
16th February 2009, 08:02 PM #10
Another recommendation to Watchguard, good bits of kit and find them very reliable.
16th February 2009, 11:01 PM #11
Smoothwall UTM with me and very pleased with it. Know people that also say good things about Watchguards, never used them myself but hear good things.
16th February 2009, 11:58 PM #12
It is indeed (probably actually go for the School Guardian, as that's the Education targeted product) - plus you can get a 30-day trial of it too which is completely unrestricted (we're just setting up one of our local schools with such a thing to run alongside their ISA server for half their users). And of course, the fact that half the Smoothwall support team seem to hang about in here doesn't hurt either
Originally Posted by Domino
17th February 2009, 12:11 PM #13
Were having a Smoothwall UTM 1000 and Smoothwall Network Guardian 2008 system installed tomorrow. I cant wait
17th February 2009, 12:53 PM #14
Juniper Networks FTW
Originally Posted by ssiruuk2
I configure / support these day in day out.
Simple brilliant hard core FW
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