Q&A: What’s wrong with a Company using an SOHO firewall appliances?

Posted by admin on May 10, 2013 in SOHO Hardware |

Question by Advice Sonshi: What’s wrong with a Company using an SOHO firewall appliances?
I do need help with this homework question ( i’m not asking for the answer just to explain what i don’t get or at least a link to read up on)

There is a company with over 50 employees, that provide secure an off-site data backup, data analysis and data mining.

This local data center has over 50 servers being protected by a residential-grade firewall bought on sale for $ 49.99 ( in either 2003, 2006 or 2008)

the data center i s a 1200 sq.ft building with 200 rack-mounted servers most use for to access directly by customers the rest for data and statistical analyses, and internal operations.


vp of operations – 2 managers, and 1 help desk

vp of sale and marketing- 2 managers

director of IT- tech support, and internal help desk ( managing data center shared between operation manger and direction, with director having final say)

I hope that giver you enough information, and maybe you can help me understand better way the firewall is not the best for protecting the company

besides the software being weak compared to hardware

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They are Asian.

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  • ? says:

    “besides the software being weak compared to hardware” <---- This is wrong. It should be the otherway around. SOHO networking equipment is designed for *small* home and office networks. It's not designed for networks that have over 50 servers, 50 employees, 200 rack-mounted servers, etc. The hardware would be extremely inadequate to handle that much data, which is why there are SOHO devices, and enterprise devices. The network you described is in fact, an enterprise network. If there were like 10 to 15 work stations that made up that network it would be fine. Anything over 20 devices is pushing the limits of the hardware for any SOHO device. It's the exact same reason why you would never use a home router for a company's gateway. The equipment would overheat from trying to process all of the data and f*ck itself up.

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