[CentOS] [OT] Corporate Firewall

T. V. Sivaraman tvsraman at ngri.res.in
Thu Nov 10 09:32:11 UTC 2005

We are using SonicWall Pro4060, firewall  in our organization, National 
Geophysical Research Institute, Hyderabad. We have been using SonicWall 
for the last five years (Pro4060 is new got recently). You can try IPCOP 
or SmoothWall, free downloads, these are pretty good also.


Ajay Sharma wrote:

> Hey,
> The company I work for is in the market for a new firewall.  Right now 
> we're hosting all of our own stuff (on CentOS servers) behind an old 
> checkpoint firewall.
> I think Checkpoint is overkill for our needs and very expensive, plus 
> I don't like the "per-user" charges of some commercial solutions.  
> What do you guys suggest that we upgrade to?  Here are some of the 
> features that I would like:
> 1) decent gui, either web based or a local client
> 2) usage graphs based on protocol.  So if our tiny T1 is saturated, I 
> want to be able to find out what's eating up the bandwidth
> 3) VPN-friendly for a couple of road-warriors.  There won't be any 
> remote offices so no server-to-server setups, just remote clients.
> 4) we have a DMZ and about 30 machines on the local network.  Everyone 
> has a "normal" IP address, meaning that no one is behind NAT.  So it 
> needs to handle this (which is pretty basic stuff)
> 5) high-availablity.  So if I buy two machines, one can successfully 
> die and the other take over.
> 6) no per-user charges.  If the company hires a dozen people next 
> year, we shouldn't have to "upgrade" our license.
> Right now we're looking at some open-source stuff like pfsense, 
> m0n0wall, etc...  But I'm totally open to an affordable commercial 
> firewall appliance.
> Thanks for you help.
> --Ajay
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Dr. T. V. Sivaraman, Scientist,
National Geophysical Research Institute,
Uppal Road, Hyderabad - 500 007. INDIA.
Telephone: 91-40-23434644 (Office), 91-40-23434828 (Home)
FAX: 91-40-23434651, 91-40-27171564
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