Thanks very much to all who responded regarding low-cost firewalls for
Solaris. Below please find a summary of the responses, for your
SonicWall by Sonic Systems
SonicWall is a hardware solution which provides all of the basic
functionality, plus some added features. SonicWall is inexpensive at
$495 for 10 IP addresses and basic functionality, and $1,495 for
unlimited addresses with additional features.
Ascend offers a product called Secure Access Firewall. I was not able
to find a price on their web-site.
As far as I can tell, Trusted Information Systmes (TIS) has developed
two products: the Firewall Toolkit (FWTK), and the Gauntlet Firewall.
The Firewall Toolkit is freeware, more information can be found at
Gauntlet is a commercial product, with a price range of
$5,000-$17,500. More information can be found at www.tis.com.
IP filter offers filtering via IP, port, protocol/service, NAT,
logging, etc and it can be installed on an non-dedicated server. The
latest version can be found at:
This is another site which offers a free program.
List of Firewall Products and Vendors:
Information on ICSA certification for Firewall products:
Several people suggested using a PC with Linux (even something as
simple as a 486 with a couple of PCI
ethernet cards), and using a free firewall program.
Firewall FAQ (Basic information):
Thanks again for the information.
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