Helping a friend of mine out who is working for an SME
They have 40+ remote sites, all with their own internet connection, various devices on each site, all on a flat network.Micture of their own devices (pc's etc) and 3rd party things. They have no IT staff at all, but now realise they need to take care of it a bit more. I am suggesting they get some network segmentation and monitoring in place
They want to do it on the cheap and use netgear devices, but I am thinking this is mad, for a WAN of this size Cisco seems the best choice, based on manageability, and ease of getting skills in the market.
Thinking a Cisco ASA 5505, with a manged switch at each site, bunch of VLAN's, with site to site VPN to head office. Plus they need a few full time IT Bod's.
Is my steer correct?