Did any of you have/had any experience with both Cisco 1811/1812 and Netscreen 5GT(E)? Which one is better/faster/has more features/more user friendly according to you?
What I need is a router/firewall/IPS appliance that will allow me to set up some DMZ and two LANs and that will serve as a VPN end point for remote offices.
Which device has better IPS and packet/application protocol inspection?
I heard that Cisco devices (like PIX and 1800 series) are PC-like with Cisco IOS running as an application on it (so it is more a software firewall, than a real hardware firewall) and Netscreen devices are real hardware firewall's, with specialized hardware and OS running as a firmware (based on some ASIC?). Is it true or not?
What is the performance of these devices in "real world environment" (not with test packets of 1400-1500 bytes)?
Thank you in advance, I hope your answers will help me choose between the two devices.
July 19, 2005 3:13 AM
July 26, 2005 8:49 AM