> Is their one particular Unix Environment that has been favored
>for usage when it comes to firewalls and firewalling software?
General opinion is that it is best to use an OS that the person
who will setup/maintain the firewall is most familiar with.
>Is there one particular Operating System which anyone has had
>good experience with when running a Firewall on ? Could someone
>recommend some good firewall software?
There seems to be quite a few more choices (both public domain and
commercial) if you go with some flavor of UNIX for an OS, but you
can find stuff for some pc platforms too.
With most of the commercial products there are some limitations as to
which platforms they will run on, (and perhaps an unacknowledged
platform where they actually did the most comprehensive testing...).
Read up on firewalls, get some consulting help if you can or need to,
look at what you need to provide, look at your budget, look at the
choices again, and it may begin to give you a better picture.
The list of commercial firewall products and vendors,
and related product info, at:
And a backup copy at:
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