At our November/December meeting we will examine how we stop attacks before they get to our devices. This wall between the possible miscreants and us is traditionally done with firewalls. However, progress has enabled routers and even cloud solutions to be useful for small businesses and homes.
At this meeting we want to dig deeper into the question of balancing security, performance and ease of use. This will be a virtual round table meeting where a number of members will describe how they setup various firewalls and routers to protect homes and small businesses. We will discuss the cost and pros and cons of each approach. We plan to discuss Sonicwall, Watchguard, Synology, Ubiquity and NextDNS. Please let us know if you are able to talk about your favorite firewall solution.