The Nokia IP740 is a tried-and-true Internet service provider and enterprise firewall/VPN platform that is paired with protection software from Check Point. With superior VPN client management (although inferior traffic throughput) and speedy firewall performance, the IP740 is a better choice for the enterprise than SonicWalls GX650.
LONG-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // Although its difficult to estimate the value of warding off attacks from the network, organizations over time should see significant improvements in secured access to the network when using the IP740. Comprehensive VPN and firewall rule management using Check Point software; supports a wide variety of LAN and WAN interfaces. Device configuration is often confusing and complicated. Nokia Corp., Mountain View, Calif.; (877) 997-9199; www.nokia.com/securitysolutions/platforms/740.html
SHORT-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // IT administrators who have experience with Nokia and Check Point should have no trouble adding this model to the security framework. However, Nokia/Check Point novices will need a serious investment in training classes.