April 20th, 2005, 02:27 PM
We're starting to look into a replacement for our current firewalls. We're using borderware appliances right now because we need to have an EAL 4 certified firewall for some functions.
Borderware are discontinuing support for our gear in the next year or 2 and the support company for this country is dissociating from Borderware soon, we'll still be supported but it will be direct with Canada.
We'll need at least 4 new appliances 1 of which needs to be EAL4+.
So looking ahead what companies have produced enterprise class firewalls that have impressed you? Or have you seen any promising technologies in the end stages of develpment.
April 20th, 2005, 02:44 PM
Checkpoint FW-1 and Cisco PIX are probably the most used.. Both have their pros and cons.
Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.
April 20th, 2005, 03:56 PM
You cant go wrong with Cisco PIX, but an interesting alternative to look at is the Fortinet Fortigate. They have a a variety of firewall appliances for anyone from SOHO to ISP. What makes them cool, IMO, is that they also perform real-time virus scanning and IDS. Check out their enterprise line here http://www.fortinet.com/products/enterprise.html