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PIX or router

By davide ·
I want o move one of my customers from ISA to a hardware router/firewall.

The site currently has 25 users but might grow to 40 or 50 in the netxt 2 or 3 years. Some of the new ones will be remote users and they are also starting to use a remote facility as well.
Ideally I would get a PIX and a Router but i don't think I can convince them that's the way to go.
The PIX should be able to do some routing and the ROUTERS should be able to give me some type of endpoint security.
What suggestions can you give?
Would they be better server with a PIX 501 (506) or a 800 series router?

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I would try to convince the boss for both

by ccthompson In reply to PIX or router

Try to explain to him/her that the data can never be too secure. Maybe write something up about what it may cost if a hacker gets in, or files get stolen or deleted. Spyware, virus', the list goes on and on.

But if you had to pick just one or the other, I would go with the router for what it sounds like your trying to do.

Hope this helps!

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I'd stick with ISA server

by CG IT In reply to PIX or router

I's stick with ISA 2004 or 2007. We put ours in a 2U rackmount server.


Cisco stuff is good stuff you ya gotta know IOS and especially configuring and troubleshooting a PIX, or trying to fix something can be a nightmare.

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