Re: Is a cheap router secure enough for small business

From: Duane Arnold (notme_at_notme.com)
Date: 05/10/05


Date: Tue, 10 May 2005 02:23:55 GMT

Peterg <bantrxy@teluxs.net> wrote in
news:MPG.1ce9ae8374c4ffe0989684@news.telus.net:

> In article <Xns9651C8557B523notmenotmecom@204.127.204.17>,
> notme@notme.com wrote...
>> "neilSanner" <neilsanner@yahoo.com> wrote in
>> news:1115680805.571655.196800 @z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com:
>>
>> > I'm talking about 15 computers and would prefer something
>> > subscription free. Is there some FW appliances that would do this
>> > for a cheap price?
>> >
>> > NeilSanner
>> >
>> >
>>
>> Once you buy a FW appliance, you don't have to renew the subscription
>> and continuously update the firmware. Most likely, you'll not need to
>> update the firmware. My subscription expired last month and I will
>> not update the firmware unless I am forced to do so for some security
>> issue that the firmware on the device couldn't handle and I was
>> concerned about it. And I don't see that happening.
>>
>> I use a low-end WatchGuard but there are others too like Sonicwall,
>> Netscreen, Snapgear.
>>
>> There was a post made to me about WG(s) here recently where you could
>> purchase a WG for a good price -- find my name and you'll find the
>> link.
>>
>> I cannot find the post out here in the NG and maybe someone will
>> assist with that info again.
>>
>> You my have to up the number of users that the firmware can support
>> as mine will only support 10 users -- that cost is a little more.
>>
>> You can also go out to CDW.com and look at devices there too for all
>> major brands -- the price is another story. ;-)
>>
>> Duane :)
>>
>>
>
> The site I mentioned - and they are authorised resellers for
> Watchguard (as well as Sonicwall but at another site) - is
> www.guardsite.com. Their Sonicwall site is www.sonicguard.com
>
> Apparently very good reviews of these people on the watchguard forums
> (available only to subscribers) and prices close to the cheapest
> (although not the very cheapest).
>
> By the way, for those who would like to browse around the private
> watchguard forums and see what is going on with customer queries etc
> but have not purchased a watchguard yet you can read the forums at
> this Swiss archive (which is very much up-to-date and is a mirror of
> some sort) you can look here:
>
> http://phorum.boll.ch/
>
> I assume that the talked about "mailing list" is indeed the same as
> the Watchguard forums I mentioned above as I see Watchguard employees
> posting there. Unfortunately, the forum layout is not the best and
> there is not a proper tree view.
>

Hey thank you.

I book marked them this time.

Duane :)