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I've been hunting around for a solid firewall for home as ive just started a computer business from home and i want it to be secure. I have Kasperksy antivirus on all my pc's and it seems solid but really need to sort out this firewall. Ne ideas??
 
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ANY software firewall = crudware (but better than none!)


Network-nuts will be able to recommend a router onto which you can place custom firmware and more control.

Failing that, build yerself a small, cheap linux box and install a firewall-type distro.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_router_or_firewall_distributions
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Yea well i used to use zonealarm in the past and i found it pretty good. But i am buying a Dlink DSR-1000N which has a built in Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) Firewall. Will that be enough to secure my small business network??
Edited by Seanay00 - 1/25/12 at 3:00pm
 
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Yea well i used to use zonealarm in the past and i found it pretty good. But i am buying this which has a built in Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) Firewall. Will that be enough to secure my small business network??

Zonealarm is crap - as are ALL software FW's.
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ok fair enough. lol so that Dlink DSR-1000N would be ok for a firewall??
 
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post #6 of 24
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Failing that, build yerself a small, cheap linux box and install a firewall-type distro.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_router_or_firewall_distributions

This will be the cheapest way for a good HW Firewall

Sonic Wall make some great HW Firewalls but start at $400, but thier low end are still nice products. The added benift over building your own may be better throughput but that depends on your build..
http://www.sonicguard.com.au/?source=google&keyword=sonicwall&gclid=COq38Mmj7K0CFccc6wodWX916w

Trend Micro make some cost effective software firewalls and have some freebie stuff too tho sw ew's arent really good
http://shop.trendmicro.com.au/

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http://www.trendmicro.com.au/au/products/personal/free-tools-and-services/index.html smile.gif
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Well i have 2 gaming rigs, 1 diagnostic/business pc, a media pc, that are all wired, and there are 2 laptop's that are wireless. It's all running through a data rack with a Dlink 16port gigabit sw and a netgear DNR2200 router. Which is gonna go soon and be replaced with the Dlink DSR-1000N
 
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Originally Posted by Seanay00 View Post

Well i have 2 gaming rigs, 1 diagnostic/business pc, a media pc, that are all wired, and there are 2 laptop's that are wireless. It's all running through a data rack with a Dlink 16port gigabit sw and a netgear DNR2200 router. Which is gonna go soon and be replaced with the Dlink DSR-1000N

The Dlink DSR-1000N will do the job just fine and dandy
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•4x Gigabit LAN, 2x Gigabit WAN, 2x 2.0 USB ports
•IEEE 802.11n Wireless LAN (2.4GHz/5GHz) with MIMO
•SSL/IPSec/PPTP/L2TP Hub & Spoke VPN
•WAN Load Balancing and Failover to 3G
•Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) Firewall
•Intrusion Prevention System (IPS)
just what you need thumb.gif
•VLAN Support
•IGMP Proxy/Snooping
•Layer 2 to Layer 7 Access Control
•Remote Management (Web, SNMP, SSH, Telnet)
•IPv6 Support
•Internal Power Supply
•19” Rack Mount Kit Included
•D-Link Green Technology

and nicley priced at under $400 AUD thumb.gif
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post #9 of 24
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Ok cool, well thats the next investment then smile.gif +1 rep you too stubass for ur help.
Edited by Seanay00 - 1/25/12 at 3:41pm
 
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post #10 of 24
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Originally Posted by stubass View Post

This will be the cheapest way for a good HW Firewall
Sonic Wall make some great HW Firewalls but start at $400, but thier low end are still nice products. The added benift over building your own may be better throughput but that depends on your build..
http://www.sonicguard.com.au/?source=google&keyword=sonicwall&gclid=COq38Mmj7K0CFccc6wodWX916w
Trend Micro make some cost effective software firewalls and have some freebie stuff too tho sw ew's arent really good
http://shop.trendmicro.com.au/
Freebies
http://www.trendmicro.com.au/au/products/personal/free-tools-and-services/index.html smile.gif

This. Was posted whilst I was googling.

And - just for the sake of repeating, stay away from shotware firewalls. (<-- typo, but, appropriate biggrin.gif ).
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