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Posted: 20 Nov 2001
 

Current version: Novell BorderManager 3.6

Here is a handy BorderManager Comparison chart which lists the differences in each BorderManager release from 2.1 to 3.6. Partners and customers call our sales reps all the time trying to find out what the difference is between versions, and, till now, there hasn't been anything readily available to provide the answers. So here it is. Print it, tack it to your wall, memorize it, and sound like a genius next time someone corners you in the supermarket and says, "So when exactly did they add RSA/SDI Support for 3rd-party authentication?"
[Answer: July 1999; BorderManager 3.5]

BorderManager 3.6
January 2001

BorderManager 3.5
July 1999

BorderManager 3.0
November 1998

BorderManager 2.1
August 1997

Components

Released as 3 components (all components included in Enterprise Edition)

*Firewall Services
*VPN Services
*Authentication Services (FastCache)

Released as 3 components (FastCache no longer sold separately - all components included in Enterprise Edition)

*Firewall Services
*VPN Services
*Authentication Services (FastCache)

Released as 4 components, the Enterprise Edition included all 4 components:

*Firewall Services
*VPN Services
*Authentication Services (BMAS)
*FastCache Services

First version- included Firewall, VPN, and proxy caching.

Released FastCache as separate product in December 1997.

New Features

*VPN over NAT
*Support for cookie-based authentication
*Triple DES Security worldwide (except France)
*RADIUS authentication speed improved
*Includes Enhancement and Support packs
*Improved licensing model
*Support for NetWare 6

*Integrated FastCache with Firewall and the Enterprise Edition (no longer separate purchase)
*Simplified upgrade options
*RSA/ SDI Support for 3rd party authentication
*RTSP support
*Can install individual components instead of entire suite
*VPN client for Windows NT
*Support for NetWare 5.1

*Released as 4 separate components
*Support for client-to-server VPN
*Improved licensing model
*Support

N/A

Firewall Services

Standalone or with Enterprise Edition

*Full Access Control
*Application Proxy Services
*Caching Services
*Site-to-Site VPN
*Gateways (NIAS)
*NAT
*Packet Filtering

Standalone or with Enterprise Edition

Full Access Control
*Application Proxy Services
*Caching Services
*Site-to-Site VPN
*Gateways (NIAS)
*NAT
*Packet Filtering

Standalone or with Enterprise Edition

Full Access Control
*Application Proxy Services
*Caching Services
*Site-to-Site VPN
*Gateways (NIAS)
*NAT
*Packet Filtering

Included with BM 2.1

VPN Services

Standalone or with Enterprise Edition (Server-to-Server VPN available in Firewall Services)

*VPN over NAT support
*Supports Client-to-Server VPN
*Support for NT Client
*Includes NAT
*Packet Filtering
*VPN Access Control

Standalone or with Enterprise Edition (Server-to-Server VPN available in Firewall Services)

*Supports Client-to-Server VPN
*Support for NT Client
*Includes NAT
*Packet Filtering
*VPN Access Control

Standalone or with Enterprise Edition (Server-to-Server VPN available in Firewall Services)

*Supports Client-to-Server VPN
*Includes NAT
*Packet Filtering
*VPN Access Control

Included with BM 2.1 (NO Client-to-Server option)

Proxy Caching

Included in Enterprise Edition or Firewall Services

Included in Enterprise Edition or Firewall Services

Standalone or with Enterprise Edition

*Gateways (NIAS)
*NAT

Included with BM 2.1

Authentication Services (BMAS)

Standalone or with Enterprise Edition

*Up to 40-authentications/ second- an 8x increase
*RADIUS Accounting
*RADIUS Authorization
*RADIUS Authentication

Standalone or with Enterprise Edition

*RADIUS Accounting
*RADIUS Authorization
*RADIUS Authentication

Standalone or with Enterprise Edition

*RADIUS Accounting
*RADIUS Authorization
*RADIUS Authentication

N/A - NDS for RADIUS was offered separate from BorderManager

NetWare Version Supported

*NetWare 4.11
*NetWare 5.0 (includes 2 user runtime)
*NetWare 5.1 (Blind rev includes 2 user runtime)
*NetWare 6 with BMSP1a (TID 2960410)

*NetWare 4.11
*NetWare 5.0 (includes 2 user runtime)
*NetWare 5.1

*NetWare 4.11 (Includes 2 -user license disk- no media)
*NetWare 5.0 (Includes 2 user runtime)

*IntraNetWare 4.11 (included 2 user runtime)

CyberPatrol

45-Day Evaluation

45-Day Evaluation

45-Day Evaluation

45-Day Evaluation

Support for cookie-based authentication

Yes

No

No

No

Licensing

Per non-concurrent user that is granted access or allowed to utilize any of the BMEE services (including firewall protection and cache).

*Per user or per server (unlimited users)

Per non-concurrent user that is granted access or allowed to utilize any of the BMEE services (including firewall protection and cache)

*Per server and per user

Per non-concurrent user that is granted access or allowed to utilize any of the BMEE services (including firewall protection and cache)

*Customers who purchased BM 2.1 on a concurrent basis can upgrade at a 5:1 ratio.
*Per server and per user

a 5:1 ratio.

*Per server and per user

NIAS

NetWare Connect & MultiProtocol Router (MPR) unlimited ports; NAT; IPX/IP Gateway; IP/IP Gateway

NetWare Connect & MultiProtocol Router (MPR) unlimited ports; NAT; IPX/IP Gateway; IP/IP Gateway

NetWare Connect & MultiProtocol Router (MPR) unlimited ports; NAT; IPX/IP Gateway; IP/IP Gateway

NetWare Connect & MultiProtocol Router (MPR) unlimited ports; NAT; IPX/IP Gateway; IP/IP Gateway


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