Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by deusexaethera, Feb 8, 2006.
...which hardware firewall would you buy?
maybe a used cisco pix?
i'd buy 500$ worth of hardware and setup a bsd box
id pocket $450 and use the other $50 to buy a salvation army special and set up a linux box
id get a $150 linksys and buy weed with the rest
Let me clarify; it needs to be the best firewall I can get for $500. It's for business use.
EDIT: Though $350 of weed is tempting, I think my boss would notice that I replaced a D-Link firewall with a Linksys firewall.
Should be able to get a good used cisco for that price, and i have to say that or they will cancel my certification & press my self destruct button.
If you have to buy new and not on ebay then buy a cheap pc & linuxarise.
brand new Netscreen FTW...
I spent about $350 on a Cisco PIX 501 and would do so again. It's been a great firewall. The only thing I'd do differently is spend a little more for a 50 user licence instead of the 10 user license unit I got, though it's not really a problem.
Fucking A. The only reason my boss asked me to find one was so he could explain to the CEO why it's better to keep the D-Link routers we have. God damn it.
hahaha sounds a lot like my boss!
"You can get a computer for $300?? Great, We'll use them everywhere!"
The pieces of junk dont even reboot without ripping out the power lead.
Heh. My boss is a tech guy himself; in fact, pretty much everybody along my particular corporate food chain is tech-savvy. They just don't want to spend any money if they can avoid it.