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