[vpn] Review of 13 VPN products

Dana J. Dawson djdawso at qwest.com
Wed Oct 3 15:03:34 EDT 2001

Joel Snyder wrote:
> Folks:
> In case you hadn't seen it, Network World just published a review I did
> of 13 different VPN products, focusing on site-to-site and enterprise applications:
> http://www.nwfusion.com/reviews/2001/1001rev.html
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I disagree with the assertion in the article that the Cisco products only allow
a single IKE policy to be configured.  Both IOS and the PIX allow multiple
isakmp policy clauses, and it's not very hard to figure that out.  If the people
doing the testing missed something this obvious when configuring the Cisco gear,
it makes me wonder how much else they might have missed.  Because of this, I
have serious doubts about the credibility of the testers and their results.


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