Re: [fw-wiz] Firewall bake-off?

"What's the best firewall?"

How about that one? =)

I thnk those saying you need to match requiremnts to resources (and don't
forget skillsets; if you have a bunch of IOS jockey's, they will feel
comforatable with a PIX - somone withouth that background will hate it).

On Mon, 19 Mar 2007, Marcus J. Ranum wrote:

Jim MacLeod wrote:
Meaning no disrespect, it must also be stated that many companies have
a business need for their networks to be both Secure and Fast.

Of course they do. Performance is an important thing to understand,
but it has absolutely nothing to do with what a firewall *DOES*.

Anyone who completely neglects speed in a
firewall will arguably hurt their security posture by contributing to
the perception that security slows down your network, thus encouraging
end users - or even worse, CIOs - to attempt to bypass it.

Of course. That too. If there's a better example of
I can't think of what it might be.


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