Try taking a look at the PIX Firewall. The product has a
failover/hot-standby option which allows the secondary firewall to provide
hot-standby security in case the primary unit fails, minimizing network
downtime. This has been very useful in mission critical environements.
Please contact any Cisco sales representative for more information.
>Return-Path: owner-firewalls-outgoing @
>Date: Mon, 17 Mar 1997 11:38:47 +1100 (EST)
>From: David Cragg <david @
>To: Firewalls @
>Subject: Firewall high availability Strategy
>Sender: firewalls-owner @
>I am wondering what strategies people have in place incase their
>firewalls go bung (eg. a disk crash). Our main priority here is to
>minimise downtime. I am looking at a number of options, but
>they either impact performance or cost heaps (eg mirroring
>and redundant firewalls).
>I am wondering what is the most popular method other people
>use to keep their firewalls up and going in the event of
Don Chin 170 West Tasman Drive Email: dochin @
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