What are the standards for firewalls? What are the competing products
The best known of any standards for firewalls
is the certification program
by ICSA Labs
. On their Web site you can find the
Firewall Certification Criteria.
used is the International Common Criteria for Information
Technology Security Evaluation
is used for all security products, not just firewalls. It is a culmination of
of effort to harmonize the evaluation criteria of the U.S. with that of the
Germany and many other countries.
As for competing products
, I'm assuming you are looking for a list of
firewall vendors. At the risk of leaving out some firewall vendors, a list
is below (in no particular order):
Check Point Software Technologies, Inc.
Cisco Systems, Inc.
Signal 9 Solutions
SLM (Milkyway) Networks Corporation
The Knowledge Group
Network-1 Security Solutions
Computer Associates International
Allied Telesyn International
CoBalt Networks, Inc.
This was first published in October 2001