I have used the product. It is easy to set up, and will probably appeal
to router folks, and network types like myself. In addition to NAT, it
also maintains state info about each connection. It is similar to Firewall-1
in this respect.
The downside (on the version I used..I don't know the version number..
prior to Cisco purchase) is that it is (was?) not as flexible as firewall-1,
didn't work with as many of the pesky apps (DCC, Realaudio, a couple others)
and didn't offer any logging to speak of.
There is at least one Cisco guy floating around the list, he can correct
me on anything that has been updated on the product.
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From: jwojn @ tlxusak1.telxon.com ("Wojno, Jim") @ smtp
Date: 06/18/96 10:16:00 AM
Subject: Cisco PIX Firewall
Just wanted to get some opinions on Cisco's new product, PIX, Private
Internet Exchange. We are a Cisco shop, as far as our routers go, however, I
am somewhat leery about PIX's firewall capabilities. It seems to basically
be an address translator, which hides the internal network from view, but
offers no user level authentication, and no in-bound connections of any
type, unless in response to an internally generated request.
Has anyone out there actually used this product, and if so, what did you
think? I am especially interested in PIX's configurability, and logging
capabilities. Any information at all on this would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance,