Re: Best firewall applience



Smoothwall, PFsense, Untangle, etc. are free for home use and give you
the flexibility to choose your own hardware. They are also generally
SME quality and far more than you need for a home network.

Beyond that, most routers these days are in fact combination
router/firewall appliances. I can't imagine you would need anything
more than a small Netgear network "appliance" for your home network.
But, if you don't feel like getting your hands dirty with the *nix
homebrew route, you can go that way.

http://www.smoothwall.org/

http://www.pfsense.org/

http://www.untangle.com/

Steve Mullins

On Wed, Jan 13, 2010 at 6:24 AM, <Paul.Simons@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Hello List

It is about time for me to renew my subscription for my home firewall
appliance.

I am currently allowed to use 5 'nodes' accessing the internet at the
same time and I have a URL filtering subscription along with the usual
software/hardware support.
With Father Christmas being particularly fond of devices that require an
IP address (iPods - Xboxes - etc) I need to upgrade from 5 to 25 nodes.

In total I am going to have to pay around 900 US dollars!!!

What are my alternatives?

I have looked at Sonicwall, Sofaware, etc.
Any recommendations? other solutions to keep my home network and kids
safe?

Thanks in advance.

Paul

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