My thoughts on PIX
As with just about any firewall, Cisco PIX definately has some positives and negatives, in response to gold eagle I will list my personal feelings:
*Tech Support is second to none :D :D :D
*Price (especially compared to Checkpoint)
*Security (although it depends on the admin)
*Very Simple (as long as you like the CLI)
*Has just about all the same feature as any other FW
*Not really comfortable with the scalability in the Enterprise (When compared to Checkpoint)
*NO REAL GUI (I know I said one of the pros was the CLI simplicity, unfortunately, this is not good for users that are not good with firewalls, and/or have not used Cisco products) CSPM just does not cut it for most people...although it is getting better
*The PDM GUI does not work if the PIX config is over 2MB. Well...most configs are over 2MB...so in other words...it doesn't work.
Very Very nice firewall that has several different products in all price ranges, and what else can I say...I have been a Cisco guy for a long time (CCNP, CCDP), and their products are great. I would say that the main weekness is the ability to manage a large number of firewalls easily across the enterprise. Best bet for your $$
I give it 4.5 stars
good informative post. +antis coming.
If I could give anymore you'd get them.
P.S. Have you seen NH's new post? I think he IS all alone.
yeah I saw it. Alone perhaps, but not forgotten. :D