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Best Hardware Based Firewall


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Hi all,

I am just looking for ways to effectively secure my home network. So I was wondering what would be a good hardware based firewall. I know very good software based firewalls, like comodo, pfsense, SmoothWall but I want something hardware based.

I don't know much about hardware based firewalls, so I hope anyone could suggest any good one.

Thank you in advance

Regards,

Infiltrator

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I don't think you will find much in the way of Hardware based Firewalls for Home usage beyond the basic ones in routers.

What about at an enterprise level?

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I can't say if it's "the best" but it certainly is small ...

http://www.yoggie.com/Gatekeeper-SOHO

They also make a very reasonably priced OPEN SOURCE !! version,

unfortunately it's sold out at the moment :

http://www.yoggie.com/Open-Firewall-Debug-Board

Moving a bit up in price there's Soekris net 5501

http://www.soekris.com/net5501.htm

It can run most linux router-distros and there's also

a special version of Zeroshell, http://www.zeroshell.net/eng/ , for it .

If you have an old computer collecting dust it can probably run zeroshell

(or smoothwall or any other linux router-distro)if you add a second NIC :

Hardware needed to run ZeroShell

Zeroshell works on x86 and x86_64 box with at least a Pentium 233MHz, 96MB RAM,

an ATA CDROM reader or an ATA Compact Flash (CF) adapter if you prefer to boot from this type of medium (for example on embedded devices).

Every VGA graphic card and RS232 serial port are supported.

The database in which data and configuration are saved can be stored on IDE, SATA, SCSI and USB storage devices.

All the PCI, USB and PCMCIA network cards supported by the Linux kernel are supported by ZeroShell too and should work correctly. For a few Network adapters, Linux has not support for VLAN 802.1q. In this case ethernet packets greater than 1496 bytes are not forwarded on the VLANs.

Or you could build a very nice dedicated box with a Atom-board with 2 NIC's ..

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I can't say if it's "the best" but it certainly is small ...

http://www.yoggie.com/Gatekeeper-SOHO

They also make a very reasonably priced OPEN SOURCE !! version,

unfortunately it's sold out at the moment :

http://www.yoggie.com/Open-Firewall-Debug-Board

Moving a bit up in price there's Soekris net 5501

http://www.soekris.com/net5501.htm

It can run most linux router-distros and there's also

a special version of Zeroshell, http://www.zeroshell.net/eng/ , for it .

If you have an old computer collecting dust it can probably run zeroshell

(or smoothwall or any other linux router-distro)if you add a second NIC :

Or you could build a very nice dedicated box with a Atom-board with 2 NIC's ..

Yeah, I've thought about that too setting up a box with smoothwall or pfsense or something alike and have it operating as firewall along with snort for intrusion detection.

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