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Comparing the Novell BorderManager Versions

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Posted: 18 Apr 2002
 

This comparison chart contains general statements. See product materials for specific details.

Features

BorderManager 3.7

BorderManager 3.6

BorderManager 3.5

BorderManager 3.0

BorderManager 2.1

Components

Released as a single product containing proxy, VPN, firewall and authentication services

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 client support for Windows ME and XP

SurfControl Content Database

Virus Request Blocking

Third-Party Certificate Authority Support

Browser-Based Filter Configuration

Allows Creation of Filter Exceptions During Installation

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 for NetWare 5.0

N/A

Firewall Services


Gateways

NAT

Packet Filtering

Standalone or with Enterprise Edition

Full Access Control

Application Proxy Services
Caching Services

Site-to-Site VPN

Gateways

NAT

Packet Filtering

Standalone or with Enterprise Edition

Full Access Control

Application Proxy Services
Caching Services

Site-to-Site VPN

Gateways

NAT

Packet Filtering

Standalone or with Enterprise Edition

Full Access Control

Application Proxy Services
Caching Services

Site-to-Site VPN

Gateways

NAT

Packet Filtering

Included with BM 2.1

VPN Services

Client-site and site-site VPN

VPN over NAT support

VPN Access Control

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

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

VPN Access Control

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

Supports Client-to-Server VPN

VPN Access Control

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

Proxies

Full Access Control

Application proxy Services

Transparent Proxies

Caching Services

Included in Enterprise Edition or Firewall Services

Included in Enterprise Edition or Firewall Services

Standalone or with Enterprise Edition

Included with BM 2.1

Authentication Services (BMAS)

Up to 40-authentications

RADIUS Accounting

RADIUS Authorization

RADIUS Authentication

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

Web Content Database

SurfControl Content Database with option to upgrade for the applicable fee to SuperScout Web Filter or CyberPatrol Web Filter

CyberPatrol 45-day evaluation

CyberPatrol 45-day evaluation

CyberPatrol 45-day evaluation

CyberPatrol 45-day evaluation

Anti-Virus

Provides HTTP Virus Request Blocking

No

No

No

No

NetWare Version Supported

NetWare 5.1 SP4 or higher

NetWare 6 SP1 or higher

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)

Support for cookie-based authentication

No

No

No

NIAS

Licensing

(see end user license agreement for specific terms)

BorderManager 3.7 is licensed per non-concurrent user. A BorderManager "user" is any person or object that authenticates to a BorderManager service.

The following services do not involve user authentication and do not require users to be licensed:

  • Routing
  • NAT
  • Packet filtering
  • Site-to-site VPN
  • Proxies when authentication is disabled

Each BorderManager user license entitles one user to access all of these services:

  • IP Gateway
  • SOCKS Gateway
  • Client-to-site VPN
  • Proxies with authentication enabled
  • BMAS (RADIUS and any other service using a Login Policy)

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

Licensing changed from concurrent to non-concurrent in March 1998. Customers were credited on a 5:1 ratio.

Per server and per user


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