What is the Best Fire Wall For ISP's

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by seanplay, Dec 17, 2005.

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  1. seanplay

    seanplay Registered Member

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    Can some one tell me what is the best Firewall for an ISP?

    We have installed a sonicwall pro 20/40 but it fall over now and again.

    Do any body know the Astaro Firewall

    or the

    AstroFlowGuard

    Please help we are in South Africa and do not have a lot of Internet security comapanys.
     
  2. Arup

    Arup Guest

    Astaro actually is excellent, Jazzie, a member here swears by it and its well worth its reputation.
     
  3. Jazzie1

    Jazzie1 Registered Member

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    Hi all!

    Yes Astaro is a great multi-purpose firewall that has tons of features for the SOHO/Corp enviornment! It beat Checkpoint, Cisco and IBM in testing! I have it running with a Proxy (meaning everything, Web, DNS, SMTP and POP3 proxy) and Content filter/Av engines and it works all too well. Here is a link to my write up on it! It is free for up to 10 users /home use!!!!

    http://www.fluxgfx.com/ssc/showthread.php?t=138

    Forgot to mention the hardware requirements:
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    Product Version: 6.000 or later

    Summary:
    The minimum hardware requirements for Astaro Security Linux are:

    CPU: Intel Pentium II > 900MHz
    RAM: 256MB (512MB/1GB recommended)
    CDROM: IDE or SCSI (see HCL for supported SCSI controller)
    Harddisk: > 9 GB hard disk drive and above (see HCL for supported SCSI controller)
    NIC: at least 2 PCI NICs (see HCL for support chipsets)
    Further Information:

    For versions 5.000 or later:

    CPU: PII > 400MHz
    RAM: 128 MB (256 recommended)
    CDROM: IDE or SCSI (see HCL for supported SCSI controller)
    Harddisk: > 5GB IDE or SCSI (see HCL for supported SCSI controller)
    NIC: at least 2 PCI NICs (see HCL for support chipsets)
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    Both versions work great!




    regards
    Jazzie
     
    Last edited: Dec 18, 2005
  4. sainfoman

    sainfoman Registered Member

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    Thanks
    We investigated Astro and went for the Astro Firewall and man can this firewall stand it man and fighting anything:D read more at http://www.astaro.com/
     
  5. Arup

    Arup Guest

    You won't find a better solution, glad you like it,nothing else comes close to it.
     
  6. diginsight

    diginsight Security Expert

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    I've implemented the Astaro on our company network since since two - three years. Since then upgraded from 4.x to 5.x and planning to upgrade to 6.x and never let me down. We're using the KAV engine to scan http, ftp and smtp for malware, which makes our server and desktop AV jobless.

    We're using the antispam which support RBL, PASV and BATV. The last two are not implemented because we are in the middle of consolidating our corporate networks after two mergers.

    The only problem I encountered in all the years is that some 'programmers' are using integrated windows authentication through a proxy. According to Microsoft it doesn't work through a proxy, but they still implemented a workaround it in their ISA2004 product.
     
  7. budfox

    budfox Registered Member

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    I have been using a Fortigate 60 hardware firewall/AV/IPS for a few months now and I am very happy with it. You can find them on ebay for around 300-400.
     
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