On Wednesday, 16 October, 1996 16:53, Louis T.
> >Hello all,
> > We are looking to make a decision on a firewall solution very soon.
> >I've seen a lot of email on various mail lists about some vendor
> >specific firewall configuration problems and inadequacies (i.e.
> >Borderware, Checkpoint, Raptor) and I'm wondering if anyone has heard of
> >anything negative or otherwise about Digitals Alta Vista Unix Firewall.
I have used Alta Vista Firewall at several installations (as well as
FWTK, Raptor and others) and find it to be very easy to set up and
understand. It is a distant cousin of FWTK with the added benefit of an
automated installation (even the hardening of the OS is handled).
The GUI is very easy to learn, also for non-firewall experts, and the
alarms are very comprehensive and easy to tailor.
It comes with a number of canned reports, but building your own is not
I have recently tested the NT version, and although I still have
reservations against NT as a firewall host (please - don't start the OS
war again!), the product itself seems very solid.
Feel free to send me private mail in case you need further info.
Kim Wohlert |Internet:Kim .
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