This is my first post to this newsgroup, as I have never bought Cisco items for my own site before. Basically, I'm retired, and have a small in-house LAN, primarily Sun Ultras, running Solaris 10, with WAN connections through a couple of fixed IP's, and run a Mailman mail list. Background is hardware/software, last doing Unix kernel development, device drivers, and robotics in the 1990's.
My LAN/WAN interface is currently a Fortigate 60, which is now coming up 5 years old, and I'm looking to supplant it with something with more capability. Some fishing around on various sites has suggested that the Cisco 871 might be a good choice, although my budget can go high enough to buy a Fortigate 60B.
Am I fishing in the right pond, or should I be looking at something else in the Cisco line?