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RE: suggestions on a good firewall
From: "Trevor" <trevorsayle () attbi com>
Date: Sun, 25 May 2003 15:15:20 -0700

Just curious if Cisco's ASIC-based firewall is still subject to
malformed packet crashes.

-----Original Message-----
From: Dana Rawson [mailto:DRawson () gjmltd com] 
Sent: Friday, May 23, 2003 8:51 AM
To: 'security-basics () securityfocus com'
Subject: RE: suggestions on a good firewall

After reading all the responses it is still not completely clear to me.
I
have gathered that OpenBSD would be more secure than Linux, and Cisco
appears to be an industry leader.

However, with all things being equal (i.e. experience level of security
administrator, proper configuration, etc.) which firewall would be
"most"
secure and reliable?

A) OpenBSD      (non-ASIC)
B) Cisco        (ASIC)

Next, taking into consideration VPN needs on each system, which would be
considered "most" secure and reliable?

Dana

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