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Re: Firewall opinions wanted please

  • From: Rachael Treu
  • Date: Wed Mar 17 11:29:05 2004

Netscreen rocks.  They are record-breakingly sexy devices running the gamut
as far as networks they can be configured to service and they burlier beasties
are easily worthy of deployment on a carrier class network.

However, if you're looking to drop small change on a product that will not
be required to withstand the rigors of VPN termination, HA, VRRP, blah
blah blah, and you are trying to cover basic, fundamental firewalling
(port filtering is a very base feature and should open the doors to many
other vendors if that's truly the brunt of what you are trying to achieve),
then take a gander at PIX.  Or even Raptor or Checkpoint.  All 3 are old
standbys that have seen their days being equally celebrated as leaders 
and mourned as losers.

boa sorte,

k. rachael treu, CISSP
..quis costodiet ipsos custodes?..

On Tue, Mar 16, 2004 at 02:27:16PM -0800, Nicole said something to the effect of:
>  Hi
>  I am looking for a good but reasonably priced firewall for a 40 or so server
>  site. Some people swear by Pix, others swear at it a lot. Also I have heard
> good things about Netscreen. Or any others you would recommend for protecting
> servers on a busy network. Don't really need anything with VPN just the
> standard http, ftp, ssh, https, type traffic up to 100mb throughput.
>  From what I have heard a proxy firewall would be best? 
>  Thanks in advance!!
>   Nicole
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