Kerio WinRoute Firewall 6.5 : PCMag Editor's Choice

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  1. vijayind

    vijayind Registered Member

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    PCMag just tested Kerio WinRoute Firewall 6.5 and gave in 4.5/5 , editor's choice rating.
    Hmm... I always did tend to prefer appliances due to their feature,cost,speed advantages. Looks like its a good time for a re-check.

    Full Review:
    http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2331911,00.asp
     
  2. doktornotor

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    Huh, would deserve a lot more extensive review. Otherwise yeah, this is a great enterprise firewall. :thumb:
     
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    Einsturzende Registered Member

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    Can it compete with ISA?
     
  4. vijayind

    vijayind Registered Member

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    IMO, Kerio is much more advanced than MS ISA. ISA is a basic edge security product, whereas Kerio is comparable with mid-level edge security suites/appliances.

    If you want a detailed comparison between Kerio and MS ISA, pleasee see this pdf released by Kerio Marketing.
    http://www.kerio.com/img/kwf/kwf65/KWFvsISA-US-EN.pdf
     
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  5. doktornotor

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    +1; also - whole lot easier to set up and manage and very light. I'd prefer this to the ISA behemoth any time. :thumb:
     
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    It seems KWF missing any Intrusion detection/prevention, RADIUS authentication and LDAP... MS ISA missing much more but I guess much more features are available from 3rd parties (e.g. any decent AV company have dedicated ISA perimeter scanner) than for Kerio
     
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    Maybe it's the only minus for Kerio Winroute but very important for enterprise security.

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  8. vijayind

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    It has IDS/IPS ( see: http://www.kerio.com/kwf_firewall.html ). No corporate firewall product would be complete without it. Plus its a pre-requisite for ICSA Labs corporate firewall certification, which KWF has. Probably they got a mistype on the pdf.

    Radius,LDAP o_O
    KWF is comparable to network firewall appliances like Firebox. IMO Radius,LDAP are services you run on servers,routers (BRAS) and access-aggregates. Since MS ISA runs on Windows Server, you are also taking into account the feature-set of Windows Server . I think that comparison maybe incorrect.
     
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    Just saying what is in first brochure you posted here, BTW what is MS IKA?
     
  10. vijayind

    vijayind Registered Member

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    Sorry I meant, MS ISA. I have been typing IKA for some strange reason EVERYWHERE !!!
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    Yeah, the pdf and the site are contradictory. You really can't have a corporate firewall without IPS/IDS. Best to take it for a spin or mail Kerio Support. For now I am quite satisfied with my Watchguard Firebox. Maybe for future expansion, I'll look up KWF as an alternative.
     
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