> Date: Tue, 13 Aug 1996 14:55:01 -0300
> From: "Fernando da Silveira Montenegro" <silveira @
> Subject: Re: NT Firewalling
> While NT expertise is a must-have, another factor I'd add to using NT
> over UNIX is product availability for a given platform. For instance,
> if you're not using a RISC workstation, if have VERY limited options
> as to different products. Given the current market pressure, if you
> want to firewall (perhaps we should create a new verb, "to firewall")
> using an Intel PC, your best bet will probably be NT.
Not necessarily. I can think of at least four very good firewalls based
on Intel platforms (Borderware, Sidewinder, TIS Gauntlet, V-One), and
are planned (Cyberguard ?), that are based on some variant of BSDI UNIX.
Also remember that a Sparc 5 can make a very good firewall for a medium
sized network for under $5k. A comparable Pentium probably runs at least
3K. Or at least the way I build them :)
BTW, does anyone know of a decent application gateway firewall for OS/2?
It would probably have as much of a justification as an NT firewall, but
with more stable network underpinnings...
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