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Compare the Cisco ASA with Linux IPtables

Posted on 2006-04-24
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Can anyone please help me compare the advantages/disadvantages of using a Cisco ASA 5520 with a Linux machine running IPtables?

The scenario is a critical production data center and we need to make a quick objective decision.
Question by:jaisimha_4474

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imreble1 earned 1500 total points
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Depends on how experienced you are with you linux commands. What are you trying to accomplish here with what type of resources? If you are experienced and want to learn IPtables go for it, it will save you some $$$. If you want the reliability and more functionality go with cisco, checkpoint, juniper or any other fw vendor.

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Thanks for the inputs.


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