Re: need cheap firewall recommendation
- From: Dimitri Maziuk <dima@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 19 Jun 2006 16:26:17 +0000 (UTC)
Sak Wathanasin sez:
Todd and Margo Chester wrote:
I have a situation where a customer needs a cheap ($300.00-$400.00
appliance firewall. I tried the USR 8200, but it drove me nuts
trying to add custom rules (it asks things in a double negative
fashion and you can never tell what is incoming and what is
outgoing). And, it finally blew out its ROM (it can not be reset
Does anyone have a recommendation for a replacement? One that
won't drive someone familiar with iptables crazy?
CyberGuard SG-series (nee SnapGear) runs Linux and iptables. There's a
web-baased front-end but you can add your own iptable rules. There are
various models and prices, starting with the SoHo-class SG-300.
However, read the small print very carefully before buying any
of those. We bought a NetScreen (their basic models start at ~$300,
too) and later discovered that without a support contract you're
allowed one firmware upgrade in the first 90 days.
So NetScreen is the one I don't recommend.
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