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post #25 of (permalink) Old 2013-10-20, 12:04 PM
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With patience, you can find a Cisco ASA-5505 on ebay for under $300.
It is a (relatively) old firewall but will do anything a home network would need and then some.
You can upgrade RAM and Compact Flash for practically peanuts (standard computer parts).
You can install a free (for one year) SSL certificate from StartCOM.
By updating the ASA image on the router you can turn on PFS (Perfect Forward Secrecy) and make NSA snooping on your communication a real PITA...

Two of the ASA's 8 ethernet ports have PoE that can be really useful when running IP phones...
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