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 From:  Lee Sharp <leesharp at hal dash pc dot org>
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Virtual LAN?
 Date:  Wed, 17 Nov 2010 09:04:10 -0500
On 11/16/2010 09:53 AM, Guy Boisvert wrote:

> Better define clearly the needs and security issues/risks before buying.
> If you go buying managed switches that support 802.1Q, you should with
> same brand if possible. It will be easier to manage. You could certainly
> get used Cisco or HP from EBay for a decent price. Stay away from
> consumer grade stuff like D-Link and the likes.

On this note, Cisco can frequently be the most insecure equipment out 
there.  Not by design, but by implementation.  Learning Cisco is not 
trivial, and setting it up wrong, and very insecure is way to easy.  If 
you do not have the expertise readily available, I would not go Cisco.