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Re: IP-Cop Firerwall was RE: I learned somethingaboutcertificatesandencrypting filesystems the other day ...



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"And if a really fast IP COP box would yield more effective bandwidth beyond
> an appliance, that would be an added plus to the enhancement of security."

Who says IP COP is anymore secure than an appliance and vice versa?

"> And so my thought is the $2000 dollar Cisco appliance may be well worth
it
> if you need a specific security without degradation."

You lost me on this comment.  Cisco runs on a lot lower edge hardware than
the 800 Mhz recommendation.

"> I think it is fair to say the older computer could be the slowest link of
> the network."

True, but it is relative.  It isn't goign to magically create bandwidth for
you.  Sure a semi-truck is the slowest vehicle on the Interstate, but you
are restricted by the speed limit, so you wouldn't get freight delivered any
faster using a Ferrari.

Your firewall is getting data only so fast, restricted by bandwidth.  You
are nto going to notice any speed difference between using a 400 MHZ
computer or an 800 MHz computer.  Any difference you would have to notice
measuring in milliseconds with several significant digits to the right.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mark Villa" <markvilla@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "'PC Technical Discussion for iSeries Users'" <pctech@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, October 28, 2003 1:56 PM
Subject: RE: IP-Cop Firerwall was RE: [PCTECH] I learned
somethingaboutcertificatesandencrypting filesystems the other day ...


> I don't get it. If I understand you all correctly, IP COP runs on a
computer
> and bandwidth travels through it.
> An older or newer computer would surely limit bandwidth, more so to six
> connections.
> I think it is fair to say the older computer could be the slowest link of
> the network.
> Granted, my cable modem restricts me to X. But my Linksys device should
not
> cause any further performance degradation.
> And if a really fast IP COP box would yield more effective bandwidth
beyond
> an appliance, that would be an added plus to the enhancement of security.
>
> And so my thought is the $2000 dollar Cisco appliance may be well worth it
> if you need a specific security without degradation.
>
> Just my 2 cents.
>
> -Mark






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