Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Things happening - Firewalls

We decided to evaluate Sonicwall and Cisco based on our assessment. We are digging into depth in the next week or so. Here is the criteria. These are needed for both hosting/collocation and for our 3 major offices:


 

Requirement

Sub-Feature

Weight

Architecture

  

  

  

Centralized Management

10

  

Clustered Device

8

  

Appliance Model

8

  

QOS management

6

  

Appliance must support up to 2G (external) and 3G (internal)

10

Security

  

  

  

Stateful Firewall

10

  

Full packet inspection and content filtering

10

  

IPSEC VPN Support

10

  

SSL VPN Support

8

  

OpenVPN Support

8

  

PTPP Support

9

  

AD integration for authentication

6

  

Anti virus/Auti Spam/Anti spyware

4

  

IDS/IPS

9

  

Enforce desktop patchlevel and AV, Quarantine user

4

  

Wireless security

4

  

Behavioral analysis

7

Management

  

  

  

Reporting via Web

8

  

Email reporting/Monitoring and alerting of issues

8

  

Usage/compliance reporting per user (AD integration)

6

  

Backup/Restore

8

  

Upgrades

8

General

  

  

  

Ease of administration

10

  

Ease of use

10

  

Configuration and setup

8

  

Documentation quality

5

  

Speed of client

8

  

Resources used by client

8

Company

  

  

  

Viability

10

  

Support

8

  

Price

10

Total Score

  

  

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