> I was using the UNIX version of Checkpoint's Firewall-1 for a
> shortwhile until my boss asked me to evaluate the NT version.
> I was told that the NT version (VPN Edition) can be installed
> on NT4.0 Server (at least that's what the local security
> consultant insisted), but there's a pop up message that
> says it must be installed on NT3.51. So what's the deal w.r.t.
You need the 2.1c version to run FW-1 on NT4.0.
> I did try to install in on another machine running NT3.51, but
> the GUI seems like nothing comparable to the UNIX version. At
> least, I couldn't invoke the menu to edit the rules for the
> firewall. I need some input on this. Is the NT version of
> Checkpoint Firewall-1 a comparable product to it's UNIX partner?
The product works ok on NT4.0, The only real hassle is having to have a dos
prompt open to set up your NAT, if required. The logs also take a while to view.
But overall its simple to configure, easy to install etc, however, watch the way
you set up the NAT, the documentation in the book is wrong. If you are doing the
NAT, I have some Docs from a Checkpoint rep outlining how to do it correctly, I
will forward it on to you if you so desire. IMNSHO the N.T version is comparable
to the UNIX version in mosst areas.
> Thanks for hearing out my grumbles.
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