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Executive Summary: NetScreen 5XT
The NetScreen 5XT VPN gateway appliance is easy to set up and inexpensive, offering departments and branch offices a simple way to link branch offices with integrated firewall and built-in denial-of-service protection. Organizations looking for a solution for larger sites should consider the higher-end NetScreen 200 and NetScreen 500 systems.
At $695, the NetScreen 5XT is priced competitively with other VPN appliances. If they havent done so already, IT managers will need to invest in IPSec clients for connecting remote users to the 5XT.
(+) Inexpensive; easy to set up; small footprint.
(-) Limited scalability; without additional software, policy management must be done manually.
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