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Subject: Gauntlet vs. Sidewinder
From: "Bouchard, Alexis, 2Lt,SAM/GNCP" <BOUCHARDA @ comm . hq . af . mil>
Date: Tue, 01 Oct 96 09:34:00 PDT
To: Firewall Discussion <Firewalls @ GreatCircle . COM>

I have to choose between Gauntlet and Sidewinder as a Firewall solution. 
 Both products meet my laundry list requirements. Both can do the job of 
securing my network, but which one is better?   What I'm looking for is 
which one is better then the other as far as easy of use, overall security 
and support from the vender.  I have all the general vender info, but I'm 
looking for strong technical reasons why I should go with one or the other.

I'm a new kid on the block.  This is my first Firewall experience.  I 
haven't had the luxury of seeing many Firewalls in use, or being able to 
play and fiddle with them.  I'm open to all input and all advise.  I need to 
take advantage of someone else's experiences.

Alexis Bouchard

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