Re: [fw-wiz] Multiple firewalls from different manufactureres
From: Keith A. Glass (salgak_at_speakeasy.net)
To: "Joseph S D Yao" <email@example.com>, "Marcus J. Ranum" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2005 17:00:03 +0000
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Joseph S D Yao [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Friday, January 28, 2005 04:00 PM
> To: 'Marcus J. Ranum'
> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: [fw-wiz] Multiple firewalls from different manufactureres
> On Fri, Jan 28, 2005 at 08:39:27AM -0500, Marcus J. Ranum wrote:
> > MHawkins@TULLIB.COM wrote:
> > >"commodity pricing on firewalls"
> > >
> > >Am I the only one who fainted when I saw this?
> > I got my firewall in a box of Corn Flakes... It works pretty well, too!
> > mjr.
> No! All this time I had thought yours just spilled out of your fingers
> full-grown. ;-)
> As Paul said, TANSTAAFFW (there ain't no such thing as a free firewall)
> - but what you spend and where and how differs from firewall to
Yes and no. You CAN put up a decent firewalling solution using commodity computers, especially the 1-U units (Dell 1700-series, HP Proliant DL360s, etc. . ) and either Linux, Solaris (now that it's free) or some flavor of BSD, and the firewall of your choice. I just wish some of the vendors would allow their FW solution to be available outside the "appliance" vehicle (Yes, I'm talking about Symantec and Secure Computing. . .)
When I was running the firewalls at SEC's EDGAR project, we used a mix of Gauntlets and FW-1, all running on various flavors of Sun hardware, from old Ultra 5's and 10's to new SunFire 480's (we were in an upgrade cycle, 18 months ago. . )
Merrily running systems at Fort Belvoir. . .
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