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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.
k. rachael treu, CISSP firstname.lastname@example.org
..quis costodiet ipsos custodes?..
On Tue, Mar 16, 2004 at 02:27:16PM -0800, Nicole said something to the effect of:
> 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!!
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