Patrick recently froward your posting to me, I would be interested to
hear why "Janus wasn't appropriate for the customer in question, since it wasn't
a powerful enough platform for their user-base.". For the purposes of
comparison with our own environment, what was the capacity that was required ?
or in other words what would you estimate to be a reasonable ceiling for Janus?
You also state that "Interlock didn't rank very high on our list",
Whilst I wouldn't expect our the "bad mouth" any one, what do you believe the
On Feb 20, 15:22, Patrick Wiebe wrote:
> Subject: Re: Interlock (fwd)
> These look a shitload better than Interlock:
> Forwarded message:
> > From uniface.uniface.nl!sun4nl!maddie.atlantic.com!pokey Mon Feb 20
> > From: Rick Romkey <pokey @
> > Message-Id: <199502201342 .
> > Subject: Re: Interlock
> > To: Wiebe .
nl (Patrick Wiebe)
> > Date: Mon, 20 Feb 1995 08:42:03 -0500 (EST)
> > In-Reply-To: <9502201136 .
nl> from "Patrick Wiebe" at
Feb 20, 95 11:36:50 am
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> > >
> > > We are considering using a firewall software package called
> > > Interlock from ANS. I would be very interested in hearing
> > > from anyone who has good or bad experiences with it. In
> > > particular I would be interesed in hearing how it compares
> > > with something like SOCKS.
> > >
> > > As I am new to this list and this has probably already been
> > > discussed here, please feel free to reply to me directly.
> > >
> > > Patrick Wiebe (Wiebe .
> > > Compuware-Uniface Europe
> > >
> > >
> > Patrick,
> > I recently (last Thursday) did research on all the major firewalls
> > out there for a customer. To be quite honest, Interlock didn't
> > rank very high on our list.
> > First, to put things in the open, my company resells one package: Janus.
> > Janus wasn't appropriate for the customer in question, since it wasn't
> > a powerful enough platform for their user-base. Ultimately, we chose
> > Firewall-1 for the customer.
> > Before commiting to Interlock, I would take a serious look at:
> > Janus (by BNTi) (shamless plug)
> > Black Hole (by Milyway)
> > Firewall-1 (by Checkpoint)
> > I think you would rethink your strategy once you investigated these other
> > products.
> > -Rick
>-- End of excerpt from Patrick Wiebe
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