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Bridged F/W in front of PIX?

Bridged F/W in front of PIX?

Bridged F/W in front of PIX?

(OP)
Dear all,
to harden secure our PIX does it make sense to deploy a bridged F/W
(pfSense, Astaro UTM ...) in front of the outside I/F of our PIX?

Thanks in advance for any comment!
Greetings, Rainer

RE: Bridged F/W in front of PIX?

Generally u dont want to overload your IPS with things that your Firewall will drop.
you should put the UTM (which is really an IPS + av + firewall) behind your pix.. this way it wont be bothered with scanning traffic that was going to get dropped anyways.

thats my two cents.

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RE: Bridged F/W in front of PIX?

I agree - the UTM device should placed in bridge mode BEHIND the firewall- typically sitting between the firewall and your LAN core switch.

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