Hi all, I have been tasked with setting up a data server to share data between several institutions. For this purpose I have purchased and setup a QNAP TS-453-Pro for this purpose. Our IT people insist that the security of the QNAP is insufficient to connect directly up to the internet (and they are probably correct) and they suggest purchasing a firewall router. I would like to get something that is Mac friendly. I am thinking of requiring a VPN login to the router that allows access to the QNAP. I need something that is robust but is relatively straight to setup and maintain. I was thinking of getting a Zyxtel USG 20 Firewall for this purpose. The USG20 supports both IPSEC and SSL VPN. SSL VPN sounds like a great idea -- only a browser being necessary to connect, but it was not clear from the manual how it works and I suspect that it uses something microsoft specific. I also read about the CISCO ASA5505 as being a good choice, but it wasn't clear from reading the info on CISCO's homepage as to whether or not licensing software for end users would be necessary. I have also used a CISCO product as a end-user that downloads a JAVA applet to Safari and enables a VPN tunnel to be created. It worked flawlessly, but I am not sure of what model CISCO gateway it was and for that matter the price. Any suggestions would be greatly received. IPSEC on the Mac should be built in so perhaps the USG20 would be fine -- IPSEC VPN for the Mac (builtin in MacOS) and SSL VPN for the windows clients. Thanks for any help in advance.