Gartner Research

Secure Computing Sidewinder G2 Security Appliance/Firewall

Published: 06 May 2004

ID: G0090397

Analyst(s): Kristen Noakes-Fry, Trude Diamond


The Sidewinder G2 Security Appliance consolidates a variety of security functions into one centrally managed system. The administrator can view individual or enterprisewide firewall policies from the same user interface.

Table Of Contents
  • Corporate Headquarters
  • Overview
    • Other Security Products
  • Analysis
    • Access Control
    • Event Monitoring and Intrusion Detection
    • Event Response
    • High Availability
    • Virtual Private Networks
    • Training and Support
    • Installation
    • Standard Telephone Technical Support
    • Web and E-Mail Support
  • Pricing
    • GSA Pricing
  • Competitors
  • Strengths
    • Centrally Managed Security Functions an Advantage for Administrator
    • Combined Filtering Techniques Permit Customization
    • Uses a Number of Application Filtering Techniques
    • Scales Easily to Various Traffic Loads
    • Embedded Operating System Simplifies Installation and Maintenance
    • Automatic Updates Reduce Need for Patches
  • Limitations
    • Too Many Add-Ons Required
    • Lacks Channel Support
    • Additional Functions Limited
  • Insight

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