We are researching replacing our existing (and frequently locking up) Symantec Gateway 460 gateway (was a $650 device). Currently it has the firewall and vpn built in (ipsec). This unit requires that end users use proprietary vpn software, rather than just creating a windows vpn connection.. this software doesnt work in x64 Vista (or Vista period). We also have installed pptp vpn on a backend server and use this as an alternate for now.
We have a 15 mbit Comcast cable connection (1mbit upload) and a 3mbit verizon connection (1mbit upload max).. We have about 10 users at the moment (out of 42) who use VPN, usually only about 3-4 at a time though.
I'd really like an all in one solution that was VPN SSL capable (i'm assuming this means the end user wouldnt need proprietary software, just an SSL certificate and a connection in most cases?).. but it seems most are breaking the two apart these days?
Here are my current choices.. any thoughts on these or perhaps others out there i haven't thought of? (perhaps cheaper ones that are just as good)? We need to have dual wan ability in either case though..
Sonicwall Pro 2040 Internet Security Appliance: (dual wan able) 01- SSC-5700 $1339.88 (24x7 support option 01-SSC-5707 = $350.97)**No SSL vpn ability need separate unit, see below (has standard 10 license, ipsec vpn ability); 200mbps on firewall and 50mps on vpn
Juniper SSG-140-SH $2569** 350mbps on firewall; 100 mbps on vpn
Secondary vpn device: SonicWall SSL-VPN 2000 01-SSC-5952 $1691 (unlimited users)*Nice interface via the web, does require a small app installed via the web to directly connect though.