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firewall for vpn users

By ppoll ·
I have a few users who want to work from home via vpn. They have a cable connection and want to connect over that. What firewall would you recommend using for them? Is a software based firewall enough? Or should I go with a hardware based?

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by Oz_Media In reply to firewall for vpn users

Hardware firewalls are usually a little more secure but cost money, if you ave the resources, go hardware.

If you are on a budget, use a software firewall but make sure you have a secure authentication precess on your server.

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by ppoll In reply to firewall for vpn users

what hardware firewall would you recommend?

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by Curacao_Dejavu In reply to firewall for vpn users

If there are more than 2 computers I would recommend a hardware firewall.
I just evaluate this week the sonic wall firewall.
I have heard also positive evaluations of d-link and linksys firewalls.

If there is only 1 pc at the location and no future growth I would use zone-alarm or tiny personal firewall.

Leopold

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by Joseph Moore In reply to firewall for vpn users

For my company's VPN users, we REQUIRE them to use a firewall. Our normal recommendations are to use a software-based firewall.
We suggest either ZoneAlarm (free or Pro version, if they want to buy it) or the Sybase personal firewall.

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by Alma_is_cool In reply to firewall for vpn users

Since the whole purpose of a vpn is corporate security, go with the best firewall you can afford. Hardware firewalls are much more secure, and if you maintain a company standard, you will be able to control the settings from the office. Software firewalls are fine for personal use, but in mho not when connecting to an office lan.

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by SFHSGrad00 In reply to firewall for vpn users

I would recommend ZoneAlarm Pro 4, I have it on my personal system and connect to my office computer over DSL all the time. Although, I also use an anonymous proxy server, not just my software firewall.

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