[Full-Disclosure] PIX vs CheckPoint
jlk at thrashyour.com
Tue Jun 29 22:18:19 BST 2004
On Tue, Jun 29, 2004 at 01:24:05PM -0500, Darkslaker wrote:
> i am studying for the CCSA and my Friend for CSPFA in the interchange of
> ideas we did not find differences significant; maybe two ; PIX run in OS
> for CISCO and CheckPoint in many platforms; and checkPoit have more
> My question is PIX or Checkpoint what is better and why.
I think one good point which hasn't been brought up yet is if you need
to manage security at one or many enforcement points - Checkpoint scales
much nicer for centralized management across multiple management points
(or multiple companies for MSPs) with FW-1 and P-1 than anything I've
seen from Cisco.
Personally I was scarred by some bugs in various 5.x versions of PIX
(oh and to echo the point of another person, PLEASE, for the love of
(insert 1+ diety) do not run a firewall on a Windows OS)
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