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RE: RE: suggestions on a good firewall
From: "DeGennaro, Gregory" <Gregory_DeGennaro () csaa com>
Date: Tue, 27 May 2003 10:03:36 -0700

I agree that the security of the network mostly depends on the firewall
operator/administrator but the crate (quality of the device) helps.
Checkpoint NG is a good product but there are others to consider that may be
better.  Other suggestions include Cyberguard
(http://www.cyberguard.com/home/index.cfm) and Sidewinder
(http://www.securecomputing.com/index.cfm?skey=232).

-Greg


-----Original Message-----
From: Spencer Hall [mailto:SHALL () stvincentshealth com] 
Sent: Monday, May 26, 2003 3:39 PM
To: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: Re: RE: suggestions on a good firewall

Ok my $.02

Any "firewall" (hardware or software based) is good.  What is important is,
as it always is, the operator/administator.  As we all know given time any
system can be hacked or negatively impacted by the "bad" guys.  How the
administrator configure, maintain and most importantly monitor their system
in the long run will determine the quality of the product.

You can tell upper management that this system or that one is the best to
get them to purchase the product.  But lets see what happens the first time
something goes wrong confidence in the product will quickly drop followed by
confidence in whomever recommended the system.

My vote Checkpoint reason a huge community of users who are more than
willing to help when I come yelling.  Much thanks to those administrators
for their willingness to share over the years go Lance.




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