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By davide ·
What are the major defferences between the different types of Firewalls.
ie. NetGear FVS318; SonicWall TZ150, Cisco PIX

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by BFilmFan In reply to Firewall question

Generally it is capacity, ease of configuration and security "hardness."

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by davide In reply to General terms

what are the major things I should consider when looking for a firewall?

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Firewall Selection

by BFilmFan In reply to spi

The questions I would be asking are:

How many users will the device support?

How easy is it to configure?

How much does it cost?

Can I train someone at the client site to operate the firewall or will they be calling me everytime they need a configuration change?

Is this a hardware or software solution?

Are updates available online?

Does the manufacturer offer technical support that doesn't require me to speak Mandarin or Cantonese to someone living in a shack on the side of a mountain in Tibet?

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