[I have resent this message as it seemed to get lost in last weeks mail loop]
Kevin Nelson <knelson @
>Actually, in terms of shear numbers, Checkpoint sold about 3,000 units
>However, you couldn't buy a Sun computer without it being included.
In that case, the figures should be close to 307,000 since that is how many
systems Sun shipped in 1995 (according to SunWorld Jan 96 on the Sun Web site).
As I understand it, Sun may offer Firewall-1 as an option on one of their Netra
servers. SunSoft also sell Firewall-1 separately. Hence you only ever
get Firewall-1 if you paid for it - they certainly don't throw it in for free
with every Sun workstation, which is what you seem to be suggesting.
>BorderWare sold about 900 units last year. Since it is not sold with any
> hardware, the decision to buy it is based on the functionality of
>BorderWare alone. >Therefore, BorderWare could be said to be the more
The situation is fairly clear. Both Checkpoint and Border Web sites quote
the recent IDC study which shows Firewall and BorderWare as the number
one and two solutions, respectively.
I quote from their respective Web sites:
"CheckPoint Software Technologies is the clear market leader, with 4,000
units shipped in 1995 and a 40% market share."
"Border Network Technologies Inc.(Border), a leading developer of Internet
firewall technology, was identified as the world's #2 supplier of Internet
in a report issued this week by International Data Corporation (IDC) Research."
If there was any info to the contrary, I am sure it would be on their Web site.