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Firewalls are an essential part of any information security system being the first defense line against security attacks. The sea-saw effect between firewalls and network performance is most concerning to network users; where strict security settings result in weak network performance and permeant security settings allow for a stronger one. Hence, evaluating firewall platforms and their impact on network performance is important when assessing the effectiveness of network security. In this paper, the authors present an assessment methodology to analyze the performance of different firewalls platforms.