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Best Firewall Solution For A Small Charter School


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The school I am helping is a small charter school, poor but willing to pay. With a total number of ~70 students, what would be the best firewall solution for the school? The school does have a server and a computer that used to have IPCOP on it (re-investigating this product).
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Generally, security suites (at least good ones) come with a built in firewall. Of course, Windows has it built in as well, but I would recommend using Spybot's built in firewall- can be found in my signature below - if you were to install it on all of the computers (which I would recommend as well). Another well performing firewall is built into AVG and Windows Defender - all in signature and free. If I had to pick one I would pick Spybot. Hope that helps.
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Generally, security suites (at least good ones) come with a built in firewall. Of course, Windows has it built in as well, but I would recommend using Spybot's built in firewall- can be found in my signature below - if you were to install it on all of the computers (which I would recommend as well). Another well performing firewall is built into AVG and Windows Defender - all in signature and free. If I had to pick one I would pick Spybot. Hope that helps.

We were hoping to avoid a per-computer installation due to some meddlesome teenagers killing the application process.
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This site has a large selection of free Firewalls that you may be able to use. In relation to installing on one server, I would recommend using a web blocking software application - some of which work effectively - on the entire network. For this I would recommend looking at this selection.
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This site has a large selection of free Firewalls that you may be able to use. In relation to installing on one server, I would recommend using a web blocking software application - some of which work effectively - on the entire network. For this I would recommend looking at this selection.


Thank you very much. I appreciate it.
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SmoothWall ...A secure operating system that converts a redundant PC into a firewall and VPN gateway. It is webmanaged so no keyboard, monitor, or mouse on the device is needed..(this will keep the heathens from tampering with it)...just set it up on a old computer... more info here...

SmoothWall is a best-of-breed Internet firewall/router, designed to run on commodity hardware, and to give an easy-to-use administration interface to those using it. Built using open source and Free software, it's distributed under the GNU Public License

Edited by happyrck, 23 March 2008 - 06:48 AM.

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SmoothWall ...A secure operating system that converts a redundant PC into a firewall and VPN gateway. It is webmanaged so no keyboard, monitor, or mouse on the device is needed..(this will keep the heathens from tampering with it)...just set it up on a old computer... more info here...

SmoothWall is a best-of-breed Internet firewall/router, designed to run on commodity hardware, and to give an easy-to-use administration interface to those using it. Built using open source and Free software, it's distributed under the GNU Public License

This sounds like something I am more interested in. Thanks a ton!
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your welcome.... :)
BTW ...its not necessary to quote the posts in your replys

Edited by happyrck, 23 March 2008 - 07:50 AM.

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