At 12:37 PM 2/24/97 EST, gordonp .
>What useful functionalities does this device provide above and
>beyond a normal router ? Not much really. NAT (Network Address
>Translation) is nice. It hides the internal addresses, but it doesn't
>necessarily protect them.
Sorry to butt in here, but this response is clearly misleading. While
NAT functionality can certainly be an integral part of the PIX firewall,
there is no longer a dependence on NAT to use this product as a firewall.
In fact, I'm quite satisfied that the PIX has developed into the type
of product which I held in high regard (and kept bitching about over the
course of the past couple of years).
I would suggest that people decide for themselves; further information,
to include a white paper which discusses the PIX in more detail, is
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