Nokia IP740

By Cameron Sturdevant  |  Posted 2001-08-13 Print this article Print

Nokia IP740

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.

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.

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;

Cameron Sturdevant Cameron Sturdevant has been with the Labs since 1997, and before that paid his IT management dues at a software publishing firm working with several Fortune 100 companies. Cameron also spent two years with a database development firm, integrating applications with mainframe legacy programs. Cameron's areas of expertise include virtual and physical IT infrastructure, cloud computing, enterprise networking and mobility, with a focus on Android in the enterprise. In addition to reviews, Cameron has covered monolithic enterprise management systems throughout their lifecycles, providing the eWEEK reader with all-important history and context. Cameron takes special care in cultivating his IT manager contacts, to ensure that his reviews and analysis are grounded in real-world concern. Cameron is a regular speaker at Ziff-Davis Enterprise online and face-to-face events. Follow Cameron on Twitter at csturdevant, or reach him by email at

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