What is the difference, if any, between a hardware firewall that is 1 Gig as opposed to a firewall that is 100 Megs?
Shaq in Miami
Surely it's a representation of speed rather than size, i.e. 100Mbps/1Gbps.
I imagine it signifies the bandwidth of the inbuilt network interface - 100Mbps indicates 100baseT, 1Gbps would indicate 1000baseT. So a 1Gbps firewall can take a gigabit ethernet connection and (presumably) handle packets up to that capacity.
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