Firewall Appliance Suggestions

Brent Jones brent at servuhome.net
Thu Jun 30 15:46:18 CDT 2011


On Thu, Jun 30, 2011 at 8:50 AM, Blake T. Pfankuch <blake at pfankuch.me> wrote:
> Howdy,
>                I am looking for something a little unique in a bit of a tough situation with some sticky requirements.  First off, my requirements are a little weird and I can't bend them a whole lot due to stipulations being put on me.  I am in need a firewall appliance which can be run on VMware vSphere, with IPSEC support for multiple Phase 2 negotiations within a single Phase 1.  I am also in need of something that can support VLAN interfaces on the LAN side, and ideally something with multi zoning so I can keep LAN side networks separate from each without ridiculous firewall rules.  Meaning build a zone for "Customer network 1" and it displays separately (ease of management and firewall config hopefully).  I need a minimum of 10 "zones" on LAN side (/29 or /30), and NAT support for LAN to WAN (to dedicate all outbound connections to a single IP from a specific zone), ideally something extremely scalable (100-200 zones).  And here is the super fun part!  I need something that is going to be web managed primarily as minions will be doing most of the day to day maintenance, or very simple CLI config.  Willing to pay for something if need be, but looking for something that can easily handly 50-100mbit of throughput.
>
> Any Ideas?
>
> Thanks!
>
> Blake Pfankuch
>

I just moved most of my network over to Juniper SRX firewalls. They
are pretty easy, but having a half-brained NOC guy make firewall
changes is a bad idea either way.


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Brent Jones
brent at servuhome.net




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