O/T PIX - Management Question

mattsthe2mattsthe2 Member Posts: 304
I know this is a little off the beaten track but...

My company has hired Verisign to manage our two firewalls.
What are the pro's and con's with this?


  • AhriakinAhriakin SupremeNetworkOverlord Member Posts: 1,800 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Loss of control.
    Latency in configuration changes.
    Not having direct access to logs etc. to see if/why problems are occurring.
    You do not have any direct knowledge of the personnel who are now guarding your perimeter. It could be a genuine PIX expert or a near entry level tech they trained for a month for level-1 support.
    We responded to the Year 2000 issue with "Y2K" solutions...isn't this the kind of thinking that got us into trouble in the first place?
  • networker050184networker050184 Mod Posts: 11,962 Mod
    I'd never go with a managed solution especially for security due to all the reasons listed by Ahriakin. Its just not worth the risk when you could just train someone to manage the firewalls.

    I can't really think of any pros.....
    An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made.
  • mattsthe2mattsthe2 Member Posts: 304
    the only pros i can think of is that surely they would have 24hr monitoring versus one single person and also wouldn there monitoring capabilities be much better.
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