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Good day. I'm starting a network consisting of 50 PCs through a
satellite connection. I need a dedicated firewall which will be able
to accomplish the following:

-MAC Filtering for hardlined machines (the wireless router can handle
MAC filtering for wireless)
-Badwidth limits per MAC address for a specific time period
-Logs of all traffic
-Log specifically for bandwidth
-Blocking of some P2P processes, but not all (don't allow gaming but
do allow skype, etc)
-DHCP
-Normal DoS protection, etc
-VPN is not important to us

Any advice? I'm finding tons of equipment out there, but I'm hoping to
spend less than $200. I've seen ZyXEL ZyWALL 2 Plus, which looks good,
but I'm not 100% convinced.

Thanks for your help.


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If wireless is involved, then you need to be posting to
alt.internet,wireless to professionals that put those types of solutions
together for clients.


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This is a network for both wireless and wired machines.


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So? They work with both types of solutions in the wireless NG as clients
have wired/wireless solutions they need help with to implement, and they can
give you better advise on  a wire/wireless solution. That's what they do.

I can't say that you're posting to the wrong NG. But there are professionals
over there that are just as savvy in wire/wireless FW solutions maybe even
better than here. One thing they might say is keep the wireless out of the
FW's trusted zone and not even get a wire/wireless FW appliance solution as
an example and take another approach.

I frequent both NG(s).


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Here is the cost figure to keep in mind: Between $50 and $100 in direct and
indirect costs for EACH customer record inadvertently exposed.

Perimeter protection is not a place to skimp on costs.

JJ


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Less than $200 per seat or less than $200 TOTAL for the entire
firewall solution??


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If it's less than $200 then it's not a firewall.

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that's a ridiculous statement


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Responding to the original Question the Juniper SSG 5 (Netscreen) is a
great choice for what you are wanting to do.  It gives you Wireless
with multiple SSIDs, IDS/IPS, client filtering, spam and virus
filtering as well as IPSEC VPN termination.

It is going to cost you more than $200 but it is quite a bit  cheaper
than offerings from Cisco.

The other you you could consider is going with a product you could
build from someplace like routerboard.com or on a software platform
such as any linux distro and use IPTABLES.  Moonwall would be
something you would want to research of you were going to go the linux
route.

Hope this helps.

Josh
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Hi,

ZyWALL2 Plus is perfect for less than 10 users network, but you are
talking about 50 PCs in your network.

I think you have to think of ZyWALL 35 or even ZyWALL 70 for your
network and I prefer that you go with UTM models for full Internet
protection ( Anti-virus, Anti-Spam, IDS/IPS, Content filtering,
firewalling .... etc) which is supported on ZyXEL ZyWALL UTM models
like 5,35,70 and 1050.


Spider,

www.networkingland.com/utm_vendors.htm


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And what happens when the load is increased....

My experience with ZyXel support is about the same as Dell support,
sucks.

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