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Check Point Software Technologies has long been known

as an elite firewall vendor. So has Cisco Systems. So it's surprising to see the former's firewall sales through distribution
jumping significantly while the latter's dropping precipitously.

Several security solution providers chalked it up to the

decline of the stand-alone firewall, which many vendors have
been adding to their unified threat management solutions.
The Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance has replaced the Cisco
Pix as its primary firewall, and more than 90 percent of Cisco's
firewall sales now come through sales of the ASA, said Tom
Russell, senior director of Cisco's Security Technology Group.
Check Point, a relative newcomer to the UTM market, still
sells stand-alone firewalls.

In firewalls, Check Point has been improving performance

and adding new features, but the biggest attraction has been
in hardware, where its UTM-1 and UTM-1 Edge appliances
have been gaining in popularity, said Lou Rubbo, principal at
DirSec, a Centennial, Colo.-based solution provider. [READ MORE]



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