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Built a light system on pfsense and you're golden. No need to buy a hardware firewall. psfsense is just as secure if not more so.

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It'll replace your router too...
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Best real firewall on a budget is a to get a Cisco Pix firewall. They go for dirt cheap on ebay right now ever since the ASAs took over. I would get a Pix 515e but a 506e would be plenty for home use. I personally got a Pix 506e and put a PIII coppermine 1ghz cpu (5 bucks on ebay) in it (upgrade from a coppermine 300mhz) but it runs at 750mhz because of the 100mhz fsb restriction. I was also able to upgrade it to 512mb of ram up from 64mb. Definitely a wise investment and there are plenty of guides out there to help you get it up and running on a cable modem and how to use the cisco CLI.
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damn.. third time in two days I've hit the quote button instead of the edit out of habit! tongue.gif

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Best real firewall on a budget is a to get a Cisco Pix firewall. They go for dirt cheap on ebay right now ever since the ASAs took over. I would get a Pix 515e but a 506e would be plenty for home use. I personally got a Pix 506e and put a PIII coppermine 1ghz cpu (5 bucks on ebay) in it (upgrade from a coppermine 300mhz) but it runs at 750mhz because of the 100mhz fsb restriction. I was also able to upgrade it to 512mb of ram up from 64mb. Definitely a wise investment and there are plenty of guides out there to help you get it up and running on a cable modem and how to use the cisco CLI.

This is a genuine question:

How would that be better than a cheap, custom linux FW box?

Surely, if it is proprietary (cisco), then it is to some extent locked/controlled?

Am I wrong?

Genuine Q. (NEED INPUT!!).
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post #15 of 24
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Built a light system on pfsense and you're golden. No need to buy a hardware firewall. psfsense is just as secure if not more so.
( edit )
It'll replace your router too...

If you think pfsense is more secure than a cisco firewall, you are mistaken. Try stopping a flood with pfsense. Its just another linux distro, nothing special.
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This is a genuine question:
How would that be better than a cheap, custom linux FW box?
Surely, if it is proprietary (cisco), then it is to some extent locked/controlled?
Am I wrong?
Genuine Q. (NEED INPUT!!).

The pix will replace your router and forward packets faster than any home router. A Pix 515e is rated for over 186+mbps businesses and they are only about $50.
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If you think pfsense is more secure than a cisco firewall, you are mistaken. Try stopping a flood with pfsense. Its just another linux distro, nothing special.
The pix will replace your router and forward packets faster than any home router. A Pix 515e is rated for over 186+mbps businesses and they are only about $50.

What are you doing at home that you need to stop a flood? Come on now...

I mean unless you run some medium sized internet corporation from your house (unlikely), what's the need for more than pfsense? confused.gif
    
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lol yea i dont need something too extreme, but i want my small business from home to be protected against most security threats.
 
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lol yea i dont need something too extreme, but i want my small business from home to be protected against most security threats.

Well then I agree with above in that sense. I would want to protect any kind of 'business' (unless it's paltry average eBay sales) that is running from a home environment to be substantially protected. Since that is the case I would definitely get something hardware based.
    
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http://m0n0.ch/wall/ or http://www.pfsense.org/
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