Please bare with me before we start the main content...
First, I would need your suggestion. Especially if you got hand-on experience with the following vendor products.
Second, If you could help list Pros and Cons for the suggested vendor/product, that will be great.
Third, prefer to not to make this to be a hugh feature comparison plus no personal attack plz (u know what would happen if someone saying others are better than Cisco here )
So here is what I need suggestion for: we are solely a Cisco shop when selling firewalls to customer, mainly SMB customers. Now we would like to expand our product offering portofolio on the network security side. So we wont stuck with one product(we had a really bad experience end last year of a particular Cisco product). After some digging, I narrow down to followings:
There is a big ISP re-selling juniper firewall here in town. So might not be a good idea to join fight with them...
So what is your suggestion? Maybe there are also other vendors/products I missed? Please keep in mind, our target market is mainly SMB.
Also from certification perspective, the value of the cert from vendor? I had CCSP (now called CCNP Security) but expired in 2010 ...