[TriLUG] [off topic] firewall, VPN, UTM, and web filtering suggestions
gweinreb at rocksolidsystems.com
Thu Feb 17 13:38:47 EST 2011
I use pfSense running on commodity solid-state platforms. They are
extremely robust, full-featured, versatile, and will do 'bout everything
any commercial unit will do, and often much more. Throughput depends on
capacity of hardware & circuit...
Please contact me off-list if you'd like for me to quote you a solution...
gweinreb at rocksolidsystems.com <mailto:gweinreb at rocksolidsystems.com>
Rocksolid Systems <http://www.rocksolidsystems.com>
On 2/17/11 9:23 AM, Chris Bullock wrote:
> We are looking to replace our opensource firewall/VPN and web filtering boxes
> with something more commercially supported (I have changed roles in my company
> and my boss wants me hands off and the rest of our IT department can not support
> our existing infrastructure) I currently have a few RFPs out for replacing my
> gear, however neither has come back with a turnkey solution as of yet.
> a few questions
> 1. Can i get some recommendations of companies that do this kind of work, on a
> large scale? We have a fairly extensive network infrastructure so we need a
> company that is used to complex design.
> 2. The two companies that have gotten back to me, are suggesting Cisco and
> Sonicwall. I have no experience with Sonicwall, and my experience with Cisco
> was during the PIX/CatOS days, so I am a little out of the loop, we are an HP
> ProCurve shop. Pros, Cons of either
> 3. Any suggestions for web filtering? We currently are using squid for
> blocking our users from inappropriate and social networking sites.
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