From: "Young, David" <David .
>>Does anyone know anything about Pilot Network Services
>>(http://www.pilot.net/)? They are based in Alameda California with
>>service centers in LA and New York.
From: robw @
com (Robert Williams)
>I DIDN'T outsource anything to Pilot because, after three weeks and three
meetings, they were unable to come up with an acceptable network design that
fit into the existing enterprise which, at the time, I was supporting.
Their engineers seemed fairly well versed, but there was a "canned" slant to
the whole design that was put forth that missed trivial things such as.... a
proxy server in a network reachable by internal, unregistered addresses.
>At the time, and with the unmentioned corporate entity, we went with an
in-house solution that worked out very well.
>I am not saying that outsourcing is bad, just be darned sure you know what
I have used Pilot Network Services, and am fairly happy with their services.
They seem to have addressed all known attacks, and are very responsive to
customer demands. While their default design does not completely isolate
"inside" packets from "outside" packets, they provide alternative options that
do. The only service I desire that is not available yet is encrypted incoming
sessions, e.g., secure telnet. They are deciding on/implementing a solution to
this as we speak, and from preliminary conversations about the design, it
appears to be a reasonable solution.
My advice to Mr. Young would be to examine Pilot's offering very closely, and
talk to them about what you need vs. what they usually offer. I think they'll
most likely be able to accommodate your concerns. I'm happy with the services
they have provided.
(Bill Van Emburg)
"You do what you want, and if you didn't, you don't"