View Single Post
  #12 (permalink)  
Old 15th September, 2004, 09:33 AM
Aedan Aedan is offline
Chief Systems Administrator
Join Date: September 2001
Location: Europe
Posts: 13,075

Originally Posted by cadaveca
unix based i believe maybe? that's what led me to smoothwall.
Check Point's Firewall One runs on top of a number of platforms. The most popular variants are probably Nokia's IPSO (BSD Based), and Solaris; However, Check Point also have their secure platform which is Linux based. Note that the Firewall One firewall is not based on IPTables, but propriatary code.

Cisco's PIX is a bit of an unknown. Juniper's Netscreen range appears to be based on some form of UNIX, but packet processing is done in hardware on an ASIC. A number of other commercial firewalls run on Solaris.

Many of the smaller wired home 'routers' run VxWorks. For the wireless home 'routers', seeing a form of Linux is getting more common.
Any views, thoughts and opinions are entirely my own. They don't necessarily represent those of my employer (BlackBerry).
Reply With Quote