Firewall Fail

Security vendors publicly challenge NSS Labs results.

By Enterprise Networking Planet Staff | Posted Apr 15, 2011
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Author Bill Brenner discusses the recent IT security testing by NSS Labs in this blog on CSO Online. The company evaluated six network firewalls: Check Point Power-1 11065, Cisco ASA 5585, Fortinet Fortigate 3950, Juniper SRX 5800, Palo Alto Networks PA-4020, and the Sonicwall E8500, and the results were not encouraging.


"’’They said we failed the test,’ says Dmitri Ayrapetov, SonicWall's product manager for network security, explaining why SonicWall is upset with the report from NSS Labs. He adds SonicWall has a checkbox-activated feature that can be turned on to address the TCP split handshake security issue, and that SonicWall repeatedly ‘asked them to turn it on’and change the box from the default setting.”

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