Contributed by dwc on from the graphs schmaphs dept.
Wondering how the free firewalls compare to proprietary firewall solutions? So were Chris Swartz and Randy Rosel of the O'Reilly Network, selecting the common Cisco PIX, Smoothwall and stock OpenBSD install firewall solutions, Chris and Randy have made a comparison of the three firewalls from the perspectives of the corporate entity, small business and home user.
Not suprisingly, OpenBSD is praised for it's features, while it's faulted for a lack of built-in GUI/graphing. Though the article does not select a definitive winner, it does mark OpenBSD as a solid firewall option, their "runner up," option. Oddly, it looks as though the pair selected the 3.8 release of OpenBSD, rather than 4.0 to test with.
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