> Anyone who sells you a black box labeled "network security firewall" with
> no further information or without the bigger picture is selling you a false
> sense of security, regardless of what's in the black box. Network security,
> as the term implies, involves the whole network. This is a basic premise
> which I emphasize in my own consulting work; part of that bigger picture
> is EDUCATION.
> I'm kind of disturbed by this "black box" approach of some of the commercial
> outfits. Sure, the black box might be a useful tool, but it's not the whole
> enchilada by any means..
> [I guess this mini-rant is aimed mostly at the newbies...]
I have "AIR-GAP" (tm) in -my- black-box "network security firewall".
Feel Better? :)