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The Matrix

The following table shows a list of security products on the market today, including the security features they offer. The 10 vendors are divided into two matrixes of 5 vendors each.

NOTE

Items marked with [1] are vendor add-on products.

Feature

WatchGuard Firebox

Symantec Velociraptor

Sonic Wall

Firewall-1

Cisco PIX

Intrusion detection

No

x

No

x

x[1]

Packet filter

x

x

x

x

x

VPN

x

x

x

x

x

Proxy server

x

x

x[1]

x

x

Authentication

SecureID, Radius, Crypto Card

SecureID, Radius, Crypto Card, S/Key, LDAP, TACACS

Radius

Radius, Windows, System

Radius, TACACS, System

NAT

x

No

x

x

x

PAT

x

No

x

No

x

URL filter

x

x

x

x

x

Virus scan

x

x

x[1]

?

No

Penetration testing

No

No

x[1]

No

No

Packet sniffer

No

No

No

No

No

Email content filter

No

x

x

x

x

Number of supported hosts

N/A

~1000

Unlimited

?

?

Dial-up backup

No

No

No

No

No

GigE support

No

No

x

?

x

IPv6 support

?

?

?

?

?

Wireless support

No

No

No

No

No

Block by default/Alerts by configuration

x

?

x

x

x

Block by configuration

x

x

x

x

x

Alerts by audits

No

No

No

No

No

Penetration testing

No

No

No

No

No

Network troubleshooting

No

No

No

No

No


Feature

CyberGuard

Axent Raptor

Netscreen

GnatBox

Red Siren MSP

Intrusion detection

No

No

No

No

No

Packet filter

x

x

x

x

No

VPN

x

x

x

x

No

Proxy server

x

x

?

?

No

Authentication

?

SecureID, Radius, Crypto Card, S/Key, CLI

Radius, CLI

CLI, WEB.System

WEB

NAT

x

x

No

x

N/A

PAT

?

x

?

x

N/A

URL filter

x[1]

x

?

x

N/A

Virus scan

Third party

?

?

No

N/A

Penetration testing

No

No

No

No

x[1]

Packet sniffer

No

No

No

?

N/A

Email content filter

?

x[1]

x

?

N/A

Number of supported hosts

?

?

?

Unlimited

?

Dial-up backup

No

No

No

x

N/A

GigE support

No

No

x

?

N/A

IPv6 support

?

?

?

?

N/A

Wireless support

No

No

No

No

No

Block by default/Alerts by configuration

x

x

x

x

N/A

Block by configuration

x

x

x

x

N/A

Alerts by audits

No

No

No

No

x

Penetration testing

No

No

No

No

x

Network troubleshooting

No

No

No

No

No


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