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Re: Firewall Switch
From: "Jude Naidoo" <jude007 () jnaidoo fsnet co uk>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2003 18:32:58 -0000


My company have been evaluating other products, and we've decided to go with
NetScreen. Their appliances are very cheap, compared to what we have now,
and outperform them as well.



----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Zill, Greg" <Greg.Zill () owh com>
To: <security-basics () securityfocus com>
Sent: Wednesday, November 19, 2003 6:15 PM
Subject: Firewall Switch

Is it reasonable to switch from licensed proprietary firewall to Open
Source firewall? With budget restraints what they are these days, I
figure I can step up and offer to convert the impending expiration of
current hardware/license. The proprietary firewalls currently in place
number 7 and protect key internet points at 6 geo-locations. Current
support licensing is past $10k per. The firewall technology itself
purports application layer, although much of the newly needed http/xml
stuff is not yet implemented.

Would I be able to provide the same level of protection and prove same
to managers? Would I really save dough? Also site-to-site vpn is in the
mix betwixt all sites...any thought appreciated.



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