IBM plans to discontinue development and support of its AS/400 firewall and is referring existing customers to Axent, Checkpoint, and Cisco.
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Event Summary In February, IBM announced that as of the end of this year, it will cease to market the AS/400 add-on Firewall product, and as of May 31, 2001, it will cease to support it. Citing increased competition, and focus on other products as a priority, IBM said that there are enough alternative firewall products on the market for IBM customers. Many of these products provide a superior solution for AS/400 customers. Market Impact Due to the pace at which security technology is changing, and the