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2800 or pix?

Right now I am planning a new network and i haven't decided if i should use the fw features in the 2800 router or use the pix 515s i have right now. keep in mind that i have a cluster of ISA servers on my network . is the FW features in teh 2800 much different then that of the PIX are there any adv. going with a pix over just using the 2800? thanks.


Re: 2800 or pix?

personally i prefer a pix whenever possible.

to determine which one to be deployed, we should identify what sort of feature is required. e.g. any vpn? any routing involved? going to connect to the internet or internal use?

assuming vpn is one of the requiremnet and not much routing is involved, i will go with the pix. from my experience, i feel that pix handles vpn better in terms of reliability and flexibility.

even pure firewalling i guess pix would still be my choice as pix is specially designed for security; whereas router firewall feature set is just an add-on feature.