We ran three
sets of performance tests, evaluating each productís behavior in best-case
and worst-case packet flows, as well as with a typical mix of Internet
traffic. Best-case tests comprised packets of 1,440-octets, while worst-case
tests comprised packets of 96 octets.
Nokiaís VPN product both as a stand-alone unit and as a cluster. **When
counting price/performance numbers, we added $3,500 to vendors that were
software-only (Check Point, Microsoft and Secure Computing) to pay for
the hardware base.