Apologies for the fairly basic question. We are a fast growing business (12 employees and roughly planning to double in next two years)
Part of our work involves direct connection to our customer networks. Typically we do this via VPNs.
A new and larger than usual customer is asking for a lot of info regarding our firewall and configuration and it seems wants to set up a site-to-site VPN.
We have been running well for some time on a leased line with a good quality router. We open certain ports (such as web, VPN) and forward them to the appropriate IP addresses internally.
We are also moving to a new office and trying to set things up well/better there.
As well as the above should we have a hardware firewall? What is the advantage over a router that only opens certain ports?
A basic firewall such as SonicWall SOHO seems to be the way to go. If we bought this, it would sit in between the router and the rest of the network? And we would just leave everything open on the router to allow the firewall to manage the connections? And it would still allow us to route the right ports through to where they need to go?
We may need to engage some experts, but we have considerable network experience in house but not with this aspect. So hoping we can handle it ourselves with a bit of a steer.
Appreciate any help.