com (Paul Ferguson) wrote:
> It would be fantastic if Cisco routers had all the features I feel are
> needed for a firewall router, because many of my customers already
> have Ciscos, and would like to use what they already have (or get one
> more of what they already have) for their firewall. A customer has to
> carefully weigh those factors against capability, though, and I think
> the Cisco comes up short for this particular application.
What would be your preference then for a "firewall router," given
the choice of multivendor routers? I must admit I'm curious...
One router family I have not seen discussed here is the Xyplex products.
Does anyone have any experience(s) to share? I am evaluating them for
a new network. So far they appear to be very strong in the reliability
arena. The functionality of the security modules (210 Management Processor
and the Security Processor (for port level access control) seems pretty good.
Unfortunately, my evaluation is of the paper variety and not based
on the hardware reality. Comments?