Many firewalls are basing there cost and level of service on "Connections per Second" (C.P.S.). I was wondering if anyone else has determined how many C.P.S. they are using and how they determined it. I can look at all kinds of stats but I don't believe I have ever seen C.P.S. shown as a stat. One firewall we're looking at can handle6,000 another 32,000 C.P.S. It's a big jump in money to go from one to the other. I get about 5-7,000 visitors to our inhouse hosted web site and have about 50 users. I know that a single user generates muliple connections. I just don't know how I would determine how much capacity I need. Money is an object and that's why I'm considering the lower model.
Thanks for your help.