Re: Load balancing of PIX firewalls with multiple DMZs
We just had some internal discussions about that at my work, and the suggestion from a local cisco specialist was, if you want to levarage load balacing over multiple DMZ's, then you get the CSS blades for the 65xx's. Right now we have mulriple CSS and LD failover pairs (One pair for each DMZ) and it is starting to become expensive, while we aren't really utilizing the full capacity of them. If you get the Blades, they have Gigabit traces to the backplane of the switch, and you can use them for as many poers as you have on the 6500.
Then again, it depends on if physical security is essential to you, and you are concerned with L2 attacks (VLAN Hopping, etc) There are tradeoffs and benefits when using a consildated infrastructure.
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