I've a very provoking question which I've meet when installing a PIX-501 at customer site that I'd like some comments on. What vendors of personal firewall claims is that a PIX is less secure that their firewall since a PIX is not application aware. Now for a customer the price for a personal firewall is nowhere near a PIX-501, so why not use personal firewall on all computers (approx 4-10 users) connected to the internet ?
I think this question is one of versatility against manageability. Using the personnal firewall on individual computers may well allow more versatile filtering options but this will require more maintenance than using one PIX-501. Also how much can you rely on individuals not to tamper with their individual settings and thereby creating a security risk.
This claim is not one of mine...this is acctually one that is found on the vendors homepage here in denmark as an FAQ answer, I just wanted make others aware of the fact that customers meet this claim when they decide on they firewall product.
Manageability is definitely one that is important, but so is mobility, so do we all carry a hardware FW together with our laptop -I know that this is slightly different from my starting point but anway do we ?
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