tomtermite (246492) writes "Congress is busy... blocking net neutrality efforts by the FCC. From the Washington Post: "Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Tex.), ranking member of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee filed an amendment to an appropriations bill aimed at preventing the Federal Communications Commission from adopting net neutrality regulation."" Link to Original Source top
tomtermite writes "We're a budding software-as-a-service provider. We will be going live in the autumn, and we are fairly confident in our architecture to accommodate scaling. While our developers are focused on meeting the goals laid out in our software roadmap, I have been losing sleep over security. I am charged with selecting a mid-range router to provide a strong firewall/access control for a reasonable price ($1000-3000). The default choice seems to be Cisco, but I want a web GUI for management, and some strong DoS protection. We're projecting thousands of users in 8-12 months, so we don't want to choke on too weak of a router. Any suggestions from application service providers or current SAAS providers? Cisco doesn't make it easy to find the right feature mix, and I don't want to overlook some less-publicized but equally robust options. We run Apache for web tier, WebObjects for middle tier, and MySQL for data, from multiple servers at one data center. We don't need load balancing, but would like the 'standard' router extras (VPN, etc.)."