PC Extender

Smartronix jcarson@mail.ameritel.net
Mon, 29 Jun 1998 12:26:29 -0400


  I was not impressed with PCExtender.  I support an implementation of 30+
firewalls (configuration management nightmare!).  We use V-One's Smartpass
for text-based VPN access to the firewall.  Currently, Smartpass does not
support the GUI, you would think TIS would know better than using random
port numbers.  So for access to the GUI, we establish a Gauntlet VPN from
each firewall to a trusted management network at our central site.


W. Joe Carson
Senior Network Engineer
Smartronix, Inc.
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At 01:51 AM 6/27/98 EDT, HSKarim@aol.com wrote:
>Is there anyone out there using PC Extender to manage multiple firewalls? I
>desperately need help. Im having a hard time getting PC Extender to even
>encrypt the traffic let alone to do anything else.
>btw... is anyone using something other than PC Extender to securely manage
>their Gauntlet firewalls? Im trying to come up with a way to encrypt traffic
>from our management workstations and about 50 firewalls.
>Also... has anyone actually used that front screen on the Gauntlet GUI that
>seems to allow  the management of multiple firewalls? I tried to use it once
>but it didn't seem to retain any of the firewalls that I defined there. I
>recall but is that screen even documented?
>Thanks in advance