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.