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Firewall Comparison: netscreenc, checkpoint VS cisco PIX,

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Want to compare the three band firewall  netscreenc, checkpoint VS cisco PIX

the function, price, maintance..etc

Which is the best firewall??? pls give detail explanation or web site link

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Hi there

This "type" of question has been asked a few times before:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Security/Q_20317199.html

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Web/Q_10312322.html

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Security/Firewalls/Q_20371899.html

In general, most manufacturers go with several models for different office sizes, configurations etc.  On a whole, I am a Cisco head over all - the support is good and readily available, there is lots of free online configs and even free online training, they put a hell of a lot more money into development than any other networking company etc.

Hope this is of assistance
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Agree it comes up a lot :)

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Networking/Broadband/VPN/Q_21704713.html

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Security/Firewalls/Q_21811815.html

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Security/Firewalls/Q_21838251.html

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Security/Firewalls/Q_21811815.html

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Security/Firewalls/Q_21816987.html

etc etc

agree nodisco, there are various modles per manuafacturer, it all comes down to what does your company need. what are you comfortable with. I'm a Juniper person.
I did a comparison of a base pix/netscreen a couple months ago, it's in the first link i posted.  in a couple of my links you will find 3rd party industry studies comparing firewalls for this & last year. netscreen and pix are the top 2

In my opion, the netscreen blows the pix away for performance, but about the same price, but of course you can add stuff to the pix, or buy a bigger NS. Checkpoint I can't speak to.
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