Re: RE:Sizing a Firewall for a Client

From: Vasiliy Boulytchev (
Date: 07/30/02

From: "Vasiliy Boulytchev" <>
To: "Jeff Johnson" <>
Date: Tue, 30 Jul 2002 14:31:56 -0600

well, i believe the original message was regarding the tele, you're talking
about the Sonic Wall Pro, when in turn will cost you at least 3 times as
much then a simple box.
Vasiliy Boulytchev
Colorado Information Technologies Inc.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeff Johnson" <>
To: <>
Cc: "securitybasics" <"
Sent: Tuesday, July 30, 2002 1:47 PM
Subject: Re: RE:Sizing a Firewall for a Client

> Consider yourself corrected. The box I worked on most recently at a
> had a 233 processor in it.
> This is not to say that it wasn't kludgy as all get out, especially when
> configuring the VPN solution.
> However, the content filtering and general firewalling processes seem to
> quite good. We've tested the Sonicwall with up to 5 VPN clients at once
> and it wasn't too bad at all, unfortunately we had no hard numbers, but
> users were satisified with the performance.
> Jeff Johnson,
> Senior Consultant
> Information Risk Management Group
> Crowe Chizek and Company LLP
> "Vasiliy
> Boulytchev" To: "trh"
> <linux@boulytchev cc: "securitybasics"
>> Subject: Re: RE:Sizing a
Firewall for a Client
> 07/29/2002 03:59
> PM
> Well, Sonic Wall sucks. I'm not quit sure, SOMEONE CORRECT ME, but I
> Sonic Wall has a 35 mhz cpu. Even though if its running a dedicated OS,
> any
> linux firewall would blow a tele out of the water. Plus Sonic Wall's vpn
> sucks also. I have seen a PII 250 with mandrake 8.2 firewalling DS3s
> of traffic 2.4.18 kernel with FreeSWAN for VPN solution. Only 128 meg of
> ram. About 25 simultanious roadwarrior VPN clients. It smoked. If your
> sonic wall can do that, let me know.
> If you want regular office users administering your firewall rules,
> then....... you dont need a firewall.
> Regards,
> Vasiliy Boulytchev
> Colorado Information Technologies Inc.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "trh" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Thursday, July 18, 2002 9:51 PM
> Subject: RE:Sizing a Firewall for a Client
> Hi this is my first time posting on this list, just soaking up all the
> great
> info. I own a Sonicwall, Tele3 and its great. You can add up to 5 users
> right
> outta the box, you can upgrade the nodes packages to get more users, its
> easy
> webbased configuration, have enough vpn tunnels for offsite work, and has
> kept me from being hacked on my home (commercial) DSL networking running
> about 4 servers. Very good support, and all the notifications of updates
> are
> loaded on the web administration page. Recommend for the easy way out.
> Building a linux box/ firewall I used slackware, and then used a system
> hardening package from It works well, but no idea how easy it
> would be for regular office users to configure or administer it!
> There is my two cents. Thanks
> Trent
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