Global Pro Express 3
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NetScreens updated Global Pro Express makes it easy to create and distribute policies governing network security, including the creation of VPNs for NetScreen devices.
LONG-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // Global Pro Express 3.0 should reduce the costs of maintaining security policies over the long term because rule templates can be reused. PROS: Policies can be assigned to groups of users and devices; VPNs are created quickly and accurately; performance statistics for groups of devices are easy to view. CONS: Works only with NetScreen devices; high price crimps return on investment. NetScreen Technologies Inc., Sunnyvale, Calif.; (800) 638-8296; www.netscreen.com
SHORT-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // Experienced NetScreen users should be able to get up and running in a matter of hours, but administrators should take time to sketch a network diagram with at least some rudimentary access rules to guide the policy creation process.