Sonicwall NSA 240 TotalSecure (Good place to buy, good unit for price?)

Discussion in 'Networking & Security' started by oplin, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. oplin

    oplin Gawd

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    Was wondering if the Sonicwall NSA 240 with the TotalSecure package or whatever is a good unit for the price? Looking to spend under 1,500$, and keep yearly maintenance costs low. Basically just need 1 vpn user, virus protection, malware, firewall, router. Those are pretty much the only things that will be using on it. For a small business 20 people or so in size.

    Also where is a good place to buy this from?

    Would i be better to build something with an open source program? Last i checked i didn't think they had virus protection and what not. Thanks.
     
  2. aaronearles

    aaronearles [H]ard|Gawd

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    Untangle does all of those things, and support will be much cheaper than Sonicwall.
     
  3. k1pp3r

    k1pp3r [H]ardness Supreme

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    I always keep the roles seperate, if i have a router, i want it to be just a router, and do a damn good job at its role.

    I have never liked sonicwall, their devices are a pain in the ass and expensive.
     
  4. Keiichi

    Keiichi [H]ard|Gawd

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    Yeah it'll handle all those things, and will be more enough to handle it. Matter in fact it's probably overkill for your needs. You might be better off with a TZ100 or TZ200. Depending on where/how you buy it your 3 year cost for the device (including support/subscriptions) Should be under your $1500 budget.

    Oh forgot you can go to www.sonicguard.com or checkout their parent compant Virtualgraffiti at www.virtualgraffiti.com
     
  5. oplin

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    Thanks for the help guys.

    we've been using sonicwall at our workplace for a while now and it seems very impressive. So was just going to follow the approach we did at work. I like the idea of open source though, so i'll keep in mind untangle.