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Q&A: Is It More Secure to Use Firewalls From Two Different Vendors?

Published: 04 November 2010

ID: G00208704

Analyst(s): Greg Young


Enterprises should standardize on one firewall platform to minimize self-inflicted configuration errors. It's not more secure to use firewalls from different vendors, instead of using only one to protect enterprise networks.

Table Of Contents
  • Is it more secure to use firewalls from different vendors at the different layers in our "demilitarized zone" (DMZ)?
  • What about virtualized firewalls?

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