Which Firewall

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Hi there,
I have 8 routers (2x2620 and 6x2500) , 1 ISDN switch simulater and 1x 2950
switch. I'm planning to use these for my ccna, ccnp lab. Iwant to add a
firewall to this. Which firewall do you recommend? Do you think these items
are good enough for CCNP as well?


CCNA Candidate (Due 04/11/2005)

Re: Which Firewall

Well, it depends on what you want to do.  If you want to stay Cisco,
you have 2 choices.  If you need just firewall experience, get either a
PIX501 or 506 with PIX OS 6.3 or newer.  If you want to do some stuff
with DMZ ports, things get more expensive.  A PIX 515e or larger is
needed to get dmz ports, plus an interface card is needed to plug into
the chassis in order to get those ports.  In my opinion, a 501 is fine
for learning NAT, VPN, etc.  If you can master the capabilities of the
501, a dmz setup won't take you long to learn when you finally get your
hands on one.


Re: Which Firewall

you can get a low end pix 501 with pixos version 7.0 and create
subinterfaces to simulate the dmz

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Re: Which Firewall
I wonder if pix 7 can be run on pix 501

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