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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,
--ra

-- 
k. rachael treu, CISSP       rara@navigo.com
..quis costodiet ipsos custodes?..

On Tue, Mar 16, 2004 at 02:27:16PM -0800, Nicole said something to the effect of:
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>  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? 
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> 
>  Thanks in advance!!
> 
> 
>   Nicole
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