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Re: Firewall in Routers??
> I know that Bay is doing this with Checkpoint when (or soon after) > FW-1 3.0 is released. I assume this would make a deal with cisco > rather difficult, especially considering the way cisco has been > pushing the PIX box against FW-1. Just to throw in a little bit more info.. Theres little comparrison between the two. PIX is more of an address translation unit with firewalling capabilities. Firewall-1 is a fully functional Firewall with limited address translation. i.e. PIX has a pool of IP addresses.. true address translation. Firewall-1 does address 'hiding' making it look to the external world like all connects come from a single IP. I tend to prefer to keep routers as routers and firewalls as firewalls, it reduces the CPU overhead, Problem Determination is easier, and configurations are kept in a distinct logical box. Of course this is at the expense of cost, and space. Glynn Stanton. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -