Need some advice/help on firewalls, DSL's and networking. We have a small business and a small netwrok set-up here at our office. It only has 3 computers with one desktop acting as a file server. Right now just two computers are connected to the network and one is off the network and connected to the DSL. The two network connected computers are connected through a hub. This hub has the abilities to supply the DSL connect throughout the network. On our file server, we dont have any pertenant information like credit card numbers or SS#'s... Just filing and paperwork type stuff. So far I've just had only one comp on the DSL to keep the network off the internet and keep the netwrok safe from hackers, viruses, etc... But I am getting pressured to add internet access to one of the other computers which is connected to the network... Our DSL is thorugh SBC and they say that they protect us with a firewall on their end. But how safe is it? Should I be looking into some firewalls to connect in-between our DSL modem and our network or would you feel safe with just the SBC firewall? I have a friend who is a Network Admin at a local company. He sleeps, breathes, and eats computers and knows his stuff. He feels we should look into a firewall to protect us mainly from hackers coming onto our small network and attacking others.... And supposedly now or in April a law will pass that it will be our heads that roll if something like that happens. So I looked into the Symantec Model 100, Linksys BEFSX41... My friend recomends going with one of the smaller Cisco Pix firewalls.. A guy just left here that looked over our network and feels that we have no worries if SBC has a firewall on their end. And also he feels we have no threat of having the above senario happen since we are just a small DSL connection with no larger servers and such. So I come to ask upon the great knowledge of the CK5 board for your insght, advice, suggestions, etc... Will we be safe with the network connected to the internet with just the SBC firewall, or should we buy a firewall? And if you think we should buy a firewall, would you go with something on the cheaper end like the Linksys, or spend the extra money and go with the Cisco? TIA!