How To Shop For A Small-Business Firewall

    Date14 Oct 2004
    CategoryFirewalls
    8170
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    So your business has outgrown the el cheapo hardware firewall you picked up at the mall? Learn how to find top-of-the-line capabilities without paying top-of-the-line prices. . . . So your business has outgrown the el cheapo hardware firewall you picked up at the mall? Learn how to find top-of-the-line capabilities without paying top-of-the-line prices.

    My friend Louise had a problem. Her financial conferencing company was growing to the point that she needed to add employees. One employee had to work remotely. The data she had on her network was getting more and more valuable. I could hear the concern in her voice when she called.

    Clearly, her business had outgrown the simple wireless firewall/router that was currently connecting the business to her DSL line. Her question: what to do that would allow secure remote access while also protecting her business from the depredations of the barbarians on the Internet. She needed a better firewall, and she needed a remote access server that would support an incoming VPN.

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