Free firewall product matrix available from CSI
SAN FRANCSICO -- Firewall revenues are estimated to surge from $160 million in
1995 to $980 million in 2000. But a recent CSI survey shows that 30% of
Internet-based intrusions occured with a firewall installed. Clearly, there is a
vital need for better information on which to make buying decisions.
The CSI 1996 Firewall Product Matrix is a practical tool. The comprehensive
evaluation of 22 different firewall products covers every feature of firewall
design: e.g., administration, reports, alarms, encryption, training costs. It
even lists proxies, gateways and servers.
"You should be leery of vendor-sponsored evaluations," says Richard Power, CSI
editor, "They lack the real-world perspective of practitioners. Our matrix was
developed with input from both actual practitioners and leading independent
experts in the field."
"This year's firewall matrix attempts to pick out the areas that indicate a
product's capabilities in filtering out attacks while passing other data through
transparently," says Rik Farrow, a leading authority on Internet and UNIX
security who worked on the matrix. "We looked for indications of flexibility
that do not come at the expense of security. We want to provide you with a good
starting point on your search."
To obtain a free copy of the CSI 1996 Firewall Product Matrix, e-mail your
address to prapalus @
com, phone 415/905-2310 or fax 415/905-2218. This
document is not available electronically.
Computer Security Institute is the oldest international membership organization
specifically serving the information security professional. Established in 1974,
CSI has thousands of members worldwide and provides a wide variety of
information and educational programs to assist practitioner in protecting the
information assets of corporations and governmental organizations.