The PIX Firewall offers performance dramatically better than competing firewalls. It gains speed through a patent pending process called Cut-Through proxies, which is the fastest way for a firewall to authenticate a user.
Unlike a proxy server that must analyze every packet at layer seven of the OSI model, a time- and processing-intensive function, the PIX Firewall first queries a TACACS+ or RADIUS server for authentication. Once approved, the PIX Firewall then establishes a data flow and all traffic thereafter flows directly and quickly between the two parties.
Cut-Through proxies let the PIX Firewall perform dramatically faster than proxy-based servers while maintaining session state. Cut-Through proxy also lowers the cost of ownership by reusing the existing authentication database.
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