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    Firewall recommendations

    Iím looking at replacing our old firewall does anyone have any recommendations?
    We have around 1,000 users and will require web filtering.

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    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?

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    Hi Biker,

    I can recommend Watchguard as a firewall

    Firebox X Peak e-Series | WatchGuard

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    I'd recommend smoothwals network guardian - filtering is unparalleled

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domino View Post
    I'd recommend smoothwals network guardian - filtering is unparalleled
    I agree. I use it both at home and at work, extremely good firewall and filtering. Really simple to set up as well.

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    Yup we use IPCop which is a freebie fork of Smoothwall so the commercial version should do the trick

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    I second (third?) Smoothwall's School Guardian.

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    I have one of these with the AV license.

    SSG 140 - WAN and LAN Security - Juniper Networks

    Has been faultless since it went in.

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    We use the smoothwall UTM here and very pleased with it.

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    Another recommendation to Watchguard, good bits of kit and find them very reliable.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domino View Post
    I'd recommend smoothwals network guardian - filtering is unparalleled
    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

    Stephen

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    Were having a Smoothwall UTM 1000 and Smoothwall Network Guardian 2008 system installed tomorrow. I cant wait

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    Quote Originally Posted by ssiruuk2 View Post
    I have one of these with the AV license.

    SSG 140 - WAN and LAN Security - Juniper Networks

    Has been faultless since it went in.
    Juniper Networks FTW

    I configure / support these day in day out.

    Simple brilliant hard core FW



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