We currently have a 100 person central office with a Cisco 2901 router to do our core routing functions between VLANs and a Palo Alto PA820 sitting in front of that to do firewall duties.
We now need to open a small branch office to move some of our staff that work here (I'm thinking it is going to be only around 10 people or so).
I'm wondering what are your current recommendations for small branch office setups?
I'm also wondering if I should stick to the separate router/firewall setup or have 1 appliance do it all.
I know Palo Alto makes a smaller unit, the 220, that looks interesting.
We have PA subscriptions for antivirus/IPS/URL filtering etc. and since we plan to have a VPN between the 2 sites, I'm not sure if it would make sense to get those subscriptions again if we bought a 220 instead of just routing all the traffic to HQ.
We are also looking at putting a Shoretel voice switch at this branch to connect back to our Shoretel HQ server for phones, so I'm looking for something that plays nice with VOIP.
Any recommendations? Thanks!