Hi all -
I need to find a replacement for our current hardware firewall (Checkpoint 100 user). We are downsizing the office it's in and the current mainenance of $1500/year is rather high. So I'm looking for other solutions, the new office is going to have only 5 people in it, we need to be able to remotely administer the firewall and I would like the ability to VPN in and out of the site. The VPN would need to come from and to our site (still with the Checkpoint firewall).
I have been looking at a Cisco Pix 501, 4 port, 10 user or the Symantec Gateway Security 460R. It's been a long time since I've looked at hardware firewalls (3.5 years) so I'm not sure which way to go. I remember that the Symantec Firewall at that time was really good, easy to manage, had a web interface and was fast. The cisco was all console based and took a bit more to configure it - not sure if that is how it is now (I'm researching still, but thought I would ask out here). Or just to add another choice in here the safeoffice solution from Checkpoint.
I'm definately looking for something that's a bit easier to use - if it interfaces nicely with the checkpoint firewall all the better.