Global Pro Express 3

By Cameron Sturdevant  |  Posted 2001-12-03 Print this article Print

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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.

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.

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;

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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