RE: Backup MX records.

  • From: "John Tolmachoff \(Lists\)" <johnlist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "'[ExchangeList]'" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 28 May 2004 09:51:15 -0700

I am not familiar with Fortinet, but I do know I have 20 Sonicwall firewalls
in place at both clients and my own office and my NOC all running fine.


If I saw correctly, that firewall is several thousand dollars. A Sonicwall
TZ-170 is about $850 and a Sonicwall Pro 2040 is about $1750.


John Tolmachoff


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-----Original Message-----
From: paul_lemonidis@xxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:paul_lemonidis@xxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Friday, May 28, 2004 2:55 AM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] RE: Backup MX records.

Hi John


Currently we have an old Watchguard Firebox 2 running on old Firmware which,
unfortunately, I cannot upgrade. I am potentially looking at a Fortinet 300
device. Have a look at the site below for more information. Our ISP can
offer this device at a very good price.  We will have the hardware covered
by extended warranty, they offer 24 hours tunraround in the event of
hardware failure, and software\firmware support is directly from the vendor.




My first choice would be ISA 2004 on Windows 2003 but for only 30 users I
honestly cannot justify the cost. Also as our Exchange 2003 box is also our
FSMO I could see that being a problem unless I was to put the ISA box in a
separate Forest. I would be inetrested to know your thoughts on that one.
Any way I look at it I can see a potential security issue.


Any other thoughts or suggestions would be most appreciated.


Many thanks for your help.




Paul Lemonidis.



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