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Best firewall for a reasonable price?

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wann495909

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Post Wed Sep 10, 2008 8:34 pm

Best firewall for a reasonable price?

Im interested in buying a hard firewall and would like to know what would be the best one for a reasonable price.
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Post Wed Sep 10, 2008 8:47 pm

Re: Best firewall for a reasonable price?

Price:  Price of a cheap box, either free to 500$

OS:  FreeBSD firewall.

Works pretty darn well, and won't bust your wallet.  Others here may have better ideas, but that's my 'firewall on a shoe string'. 
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Bane

Post Wed Sep 10, 2008 9:52 pm

Re: Best firewall for a reasonable price?

For power, simplicity, and price I suggest Monowall or PFSense. Can be installed on an old system like a pentium 200, which you can probably get for noting.
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Post Thu Sep 11, 2008 2:57 am

Re: Best firewall for a reasonable price?

Bane wrote:For power, simplicity, and price I suggest Monowall or PFSense.


Seconded, the m0n0wall and PFsense family usually provided everything you need. Just be wary if you're running this in a heavy usage environment as it's performance can start to suffer at 20Mb+ depending on ruleset optimisation and utilised features.

Can't think of anything better for small environments though.
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Post Thu Sep 11, 2008 10:13 am

Re: Best firewall for a reasonable price?

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Post Thu Sep 11, 2008 12:01 pm

Re: Best firewall for a reasonable price?



Agree. Smaller netscreens and pix's are also good options. Provided you can find them for a good price. Also be aware, you may or may not be able to get software updates for a second hand device, vendor policies differ.
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Post Fri Sep 12, 2008 4:33 pm

Re: Best firewall for a reasonable price?

I have been using IPCop for a while now.  (www.ipcop.org).  It works pretty well, although development is a bit slow.  Mine runs on a small-factor compaq box which I bought on ebay for $30.    One nice feature is integrated Snort.
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