Executive Summary

 
 
By Francis Chu  |  Posted 2003-03-24 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


: NetScreen 5XT"> Executive Summary: NetScreen 5XT

Usability Good
Capability Good
Performance Good
Interoperability Fair
Manageability Good
Scalability Fair
Security Good
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.

COST ANALYSIS

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.

EVALUATION SHORT LIST
  • Nokia security gateway appliances running Check Points Firewall/VPN suite
  • SonicWalls SonicWall Pro 100
  • WatchGuards Firebox
  • www.netscreen.com/products/fw_vpn_appliances.html



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