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    Question What To Look For In a Hardware Firewall?

    Hi Guys,

    I'm looking at purchasing a new hardware firewall. I'm just wondering if you guys know of any "What to look for in a firewall? sites.

    Thanks guys.
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    Default Re: What To Look For In a Hardware Firewall?

    You can just get a switch for a network setup as many have a firewall built in. I can't say what to look for, but when I test my system through GRC it comes up as completely stealth.
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    Default Re: What To Look For In a Hardware Firewall?

    You can usually get away with NAT (Network Address Translation) and port forwarding if you need it.

    If you want to get a bit more indepth, stateful packet inspection (SPI) as well as a couple other things will work a treat. But NAT will usually cover it.

    Just look at all the consumer-level routers on the market. They will all suffice.

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