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RE: Hardware Firewall
From: "Earl Ogden" <ogdene () mdusd k12 ca us>
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2008 10:35:06 -0800

I have used PIX's in the past.  We use a mix of Pix's and Sonicwall
appliances.  Sonicwall does 90% of what a PIX does at half the cost.


Earl Ogden
Site Tech II / Ast. Webmaster
Network Engineer
Ygnacio Valley High School
755 Oak Grove Road
Concord Ca. 94518

-----Original Message-----
From: listbounce () securityfocus com [mailto:listbounce () securityfocus com] On
Behalf Of h.carpentier () yahoo co uk
Sent: Monday, November 17, 2008 1:41 PM
To: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: Hardware Firewall

Hello all,

I am going to upgrade in the near future a network security course. The
course is looking at network security from a hardware point of view, using
at the present time PIX firewalls and router IOS security features.
I am very familiar with the PIX, and am aware that they will be unsupported
soon (2012?). They are replaced with ASAs. Is there really many people using
ASAs out there? The Cisco routers IOS seem to be able to fulfil most of the
functions anyway.
Do you know of other platform offering the same or similar functions? 


Hervé Carpentier

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