Firewalls - Ease of Use and Maintenance?

Gregory Croft gcroft at
Wed Nov 9 09:04:06 CST 2011

Hi, I'm at a smaller company that wanted not only firewall capabilities but
application level filtering.

We went with the Palo Alto Networks.
Story is the Palo Alto founder was formerly of Netscreen/Juniper.

Anyhow. We've not had any issues with the PA500's that we use in our
environment. They also just released a smaller unit (PA200) for small

Very easy to use/operate. My only complaint is the time it takes to commit

If you have any specific questions, shoot me an email.

Hope that helps.

On 11/8/11 6:06 PM, "Jones, Barry" <BEJones at> wrote:

> Hello all.
> I am potentially looking at firewall products and wanted suggestions as to the
> easiest firewalls to install, configure and maintain? I have a few small
> networks ( 50 nodes at one site, 50 odd at another, and maybe 20 at another. I
> have worked with Cisco Pix, ASA, Netscreen, and Checkpoint (Nokia), and each
> have strong and not as strong features for ease of use. Like everyone, I'm
> resource challenged and need an easy solution to stand up and operate.
> Feel free to ping me offline - and thank you for the assistance.
> ----------------------------------------
> Barry Jones - CISSP GSNA
> Project Manager II
> Sempra Energy Utilities
> (760) 271-6822
> P please don't print this e-mail unless you really need to.
> ----------------------------------------

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