RE: RE: Security for new small company

From: Smith, Chris (csmith@Calence.com)
Date: 01/16/02


From: "Smith, Chris" <csmith@Calence.com>
To: Brad Bendily <brad@romulus.csd.selu.edu>, Kleber S Oliveira <ksoli02@netscape.net>
Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2002 11:47:57 -0700

Only one concern w/3Com products - the stability of the company. They
exited the enterprise market late last year, leaving some customers high and
dry. They also announced additional layoffs recently (not surprising in
this market, understandably). PIX firewalls are great, and will definitely
scale, provide additional services (i.e. VPN tunnel termination) for
scalability, etc.

If price is an issue, NetScreen makes a good firewall as well, but again you
get what you pay for.

-----Original Message-----
From: Brad Bendily [mailto:brad@romulus.csd.selu.edu]
Sent: Monday, January 14, 2002 7:36 AM
To: Kleber S Oliveira
Cc: Ben; security-basics@securityfocus.com
Subject: RE: RE: Security for new small company

Here is a link from 3com's website listing the firewall's they have
available right now.
http://www.3com.com/products/en_US/prodlist.jsp?tab=cat&pathtype=purchase&ca
t=286&selcat=Web+Firewalls%2C+Caches%2C+Load+Balancers+%26+Servers&family=84

I've never used the 3Com firewall. We may be buying a couple in a few
weeks/months.

Brad B

On Mon, 14 Jan 2002, Kleber S Oliveira wrote:

> I'd never heard 3com firewall products. What is the part number of this
product? Do you know?
>
> Rgs.
>
> Brad Bendily <brad@romulus.csd.selu.edu> wrote:
>
> >
> >3Com has some hardware Firewall products that are meant to be used
> >in a small office environment.
> >
> >Has anyone on this list ever used any 3com firewall products?
> >Any concerns or problems?
> >
> >Does anyone have concerns or problems with 3com products in general?
> >
> >We use many of their edge switches and core products. I like
> >them. They follow more closely to standards than other makers. They don't
> >make routers though. Nothing really to match Cisco's internet routers.
> >
> >Thanks
> >Brad B
> >
> >
> >On Thu, 10 Jan 2002, Kleber S Oliveira wrote:
> >
> >> Hello Ben,
> >>
> >> You could buy Watchguard (SOHO) or Cisco PIX (506). These fw are for
small companies or branch offices that have small throughput.
> >>
> >> But if you want to create a DMZ with the mail server and website you
could buy a Cisco PIX 515R that has three or more ethernet interfaces to do
it. This solution is better and more scalable.
> >>
> >> Any doubts don't hesitate to ask.
> >>
> >> Regards
> >>
> >> Kleber
> >>
> >> Ben <burt0n@altavista.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >Hi,
> >> >
> >> >I work for a new small company, and have been
> >> >asked to look into security with regard to our LAN and
> >> >web connection. I am from a technical background
> >> >but could do with some advice in the security area.
> >> >
> >> >Our LAN is a w2k domain with 10 clients all running
> >> >win2k. We are going to have a DSL connection put in
> >> >soon and i'm thinking about firewalls and
> >> >server 'locking down'.
> >> >
> >> >Ideally we would like a hardware soloution for the
> >> >firewall, at present our website + email is with a
> >> >hosting company. Within 12-18 months though this
> >> >may change to hosting the site + email ourselves.
> >> >
> >> >Could anybody recommend firewalls/security
> >> >products - and what ever soloution we go for what
> >> >must they be able to do?
> >> >
> >> >Many thanks
> >> >
> >> >Ben
> >> >
> >>
> >
> >
>