> They both suck. Sidewinder is difficult to manage and not very extensible and
> Firewall-1 is becomming bloated and quite over-hyped.
> > Hi,
> > Where I can find competitive analysis between Siwinder and Firewall-1.
> > Thanks a lot.
> > Marcelo Diaz
> > Product Manager
> > Tandem Chile S.A.
I disagree. I have seen the interface with Firewall-1 and it seems to be pretty
friendly. Although, as with most UNIX based firewalls, there is still an open/vulnerable
operating system. However, with the Sidewinder, they have taken it a step further with
their "type enforcement" technology on the operating system. What that means is if
someone gets the root password they don't own your system. You have to have specific
rights to read and write to the different type enforced areas of the operating system.
They also have a "strikeback" feature that will automatically start certain processes to
track an intruder when they try to attack your network. It has worked for me, and
tracked down someone to their site.
As far as competitive analysis, talk to them and get references to places where you can
visit their site.