Executive Summary

 
 
By Francis Chu  |  Posted 2002-06-17 Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


: SlotShield Firewall 3000"> Executive Summary: SlotShield Firewall 3000

USABILITY Good
CAPABILITY Fair
PERFORMANCE Fair
INTEROPERABILITY Fair
MANAGEABILITY Fair
SCALABILITY Fair
SECURITY Good
The SlotShield Firewall 3000 allows IT managers to expand server systems from the inside to save space and power in hosting environments. The SlotShield provides a simple way to secure server systems from the edge and from within the network. The SlotShield 3000 can be a viable alternative to firewall appliances for small sites.

Cost Analysis

The SlotShield 3000 is priced at $2,000 and requires Check Point Firewall-1 licensing, which starts at $500. IT managers at smaller sites with lower budget constraints should also consider SOHO firewall appliances, many of which are in the same price range.

(+) Complete firewall solution in a compact PCI form factor; easy to set up and manage.

(-) Lacks Gigabit Ethernet support; rolling out a server with several SlotShield cards can be more expensive than buying a single firewall appliance.

Evaluation Short List
  • Firewall/virtual private network appliances
  • Low-end server blade systems
  • www.slotshield.com/productpages/products.html


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