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Firewall/VPN Solution

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Apr 23rd, 2003
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I am looking for a firewall/VPN solution for our small firm. We have 35 people in our main office and twelve in each of our satelite offices. Right now we are using Wingate as our proxy server and we currently have no VPN. We run Windows 2000 Server in all offices and all have existing switches of various brands. What do you suggest for a solution? Would three Pix 501s work or is that overkill? We're on a very tight budget.


Thanks,

-G

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jsivulka Tue, 04/29/2003 - 06:49
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If you are looking for a platform that serves both as a firewall and enables you to build a VPN, the 501 would be a good solution. In the PIX series of firewalls, the 501 is the lower most model and with a 50 user licence, will serve your satellite office requirements. What you need to look into is if the throughput available after tunneling will meet your requirements. Also, for your central/main office it might be a good idea to go in for a higher model. For more information on the 501, you could refer to the data sheet at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/vpndevc/ps2030/products_data_sheet09186a0080091b18.html.

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