Figure out how to assemble the products into a working firewall.
You may need to re-evaluate your needs if you find that there are no products on the market that can meet them, of course, but at least you'll have some idea of what you're aiming for.
Your first starting point will be your security policy. If you don't have a security policy, see Chapter 25, "Security Policies", for some suggestions on how to go about setting one up. You can't just do without a policy because a firewall is an enforcement device; if you didn't have a policy before, you do once you have a firewall in place, and it may not be a policy that meets your needs.
What country or countries are you going to need to install the firewall in? Firewalls often involve encryption technology, and laws about encryption and its export and import vary from country to country. If you are going to need to install multiple firewalls in different countries, you may need to use the lowest common denominator or develop an exception policy and strategy to deal with the situation.
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