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 From:  Sea <seaeric at gmail dot com>
 To:  "Ulrik Lunddahl (PROconsult)" <ul at proconsult dot dk>
 Cc:  "Don Munyak" <don dot munyak at gmail dot com>, m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] PIX vs. Monowall
 Date:  Thu, 11 May 2006 07:10:23 -0700
Thanks everyone!  I agree with all that your saying, I just needed some good
validation that I was thinking things through.

Has anyone found a good vendor for momwall appliance gear?  I am looking for
something like the soekris.  My cabinet is pretty much full and I don't need
anymore heat :)  I am located in the US/Pacific Northwest so US vendors are
my 1st choice.


On 5/11/06, Ulrik Lunddahl (PROconsult) <ul at proconsult dot dk> wrote:
> Don Munyak [mailto:don dot munyak at gmail dot com] Wrote:
> > This is a VERY vague question even for this noob. Just as a very
> > humble suggestion, maybe list what it is you need the PIX for.
> > M0n0wall is rock solid with a very large user base and lots of
> > knowledgeable people willing to help where possible.
> This might be even more vague, it fits perfectly on both M0n0wall and PIX.
> You can add to the PIX that it's not very easy to configure, but if you
> have many boxes using configuration files might be more handy and requere
> less work.
> Getting help on Cisco PIX might also cost you a lot more, but on the other
> hand, you will never run dry of Cisco PIX professionals, so if you business
> is at risk, money can always buy you a solution if you have PIX hardware in
> place.
> The PIX is not free, hardware is very expensive and software upgrades is a
> running cost.
> In my environment we replaced a series of PIX515UR with M0n0wall running
> on 2U PC servers, and i feel that our security got a very large boost and we
> now have more options when using out internet lines, all simply because the
> configuration process is easy and clear, configuration errors are almost no
> more, and configuration change request are completed 10 times faster.
> I'm happy that i do not have 25 boxes or more, because there is no central
> management tools.
> Best regards
> Ulrik Lunddahl
> Sales Manager
> PROconsult Data A/S - Rugårdsvej 15 - 5000  Odense C
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