Midrange firewalls face off

Friday, 3 September 2004, 1:52 PM EST

Choosing the right firewall involves weighing a variety of factors. Naturally, you'll want a box that's easy to set up and configure; that complements your antivirus, antispam, and other perimeter security solutions; and that comes at the right price. But even if you meet these needs, your firewall will do you no good unless it can handle your network's highest traffic levels and, at the same time, thwart external attacks.

I recently invited vendors of midrange firewall appliances — products that support between 100,000 and 200,000 concurrent connections and between 1,000 and 2,000 VPN tunnels — to a performance test at Spirent Communications' labs in Calabasas, California. In addition to sizing up setup requirements and feature sets, I used Spirent's test equipment to measure the performance and security capabilities of three entries: ServGate Technologies' EdgeForce Accel, SonicWall's Pro 3060, and Stonesoft's StoneGate SG-500.

By Alyson Behr at Computerworld.

[ Read more ]




Spotlight

Planning for the Internet of Things

As organizations plan for the future, and how security has to operate within their business, they now have to worry about the IoT. Geoff Webb, Director of Solution Strategy at NetIQ, discusses the implications and likely impact of the Internet of Things.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  
DON'T
MISS

Mon, Apr 27th
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2015 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //