While I personally wouldn't advise using it for about five years, someone
has put a firewall on NT. Perhaps, even if it is not perfect (i.e., bug
free), it could be effective and cheap enough to serve as a "bulkhead"
within an internal network. Perhaps others might wish to comment on this
OTC 12/07 1308 NETWORK-1 DEMONSTRATES FIREWALL/PLUS ON WINDOWS/NT
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Network-1 Software and Technology
Inc. this week became the first network firewall development company to
show a firewall running on a Windows/NT(TM) platform. Network-1
demonstrated a working prototype version of its popular FireWall/Plus(TM)
product running on Windows/NT.
FireWall/Plus is the first MS-DOS-based commercial firewall which also runs
on Windows-95 and Windows/NT. The Windows/NT version will run on both
Intel and Alpha processors.
The Windows/NT prototype of FireWall/Plus was demonstrated at DECUS '95/San
Francisco, the Digital Equipment Computer Users Society trade show and
symposium at San Francisco's Moscone Convention Center.
"Network-1 is the first to actually show a working prototype of an NT-based
firewall," said Robert Russo, president of the New York-based software
"The Windows/NT version of FireWall/Plus retains the richness of features
and robust security facilities found in the MS-DOS version of
FireWall/Plus," he said.
"We are producing the Windows/NT versions for 64-bit Alpha and Pentium at
the same time for different market requirements," said Dr. Bill Hancock,
executive vice president of Network-1 and chief product architect of
"Customers have differing network sizes and needs in firewall performance.
For small and medium sites, the Pentium or Pentium Pro versions of
FireWall/Plus on Windows/NT will most likely serve their security needs.
For larger sites requiring 100mbps local area network (LAN) support and
high-speed WAN connections (such as ATM, frame relay, SMDS, T3, etc.), the
Alpha version is capable of supporting very high speed connectivity and
rapid rule processing required for high-volume environments," Hancock said.
Network-1 Software and Technology Inc. specializes in networking and
computer security products and services. In addition to its corporate
headquarters in New York, the company has offices in Dallas and in Colorado
Network-1 plans to ship the completed versions of FireWall/Plus for
Windows/NT and Windows-95 by spring. FireWall/Plus for MS-DOS is available
FireWall/Plus rejects all traffic unless the system or network manager
specifically allows it. This method of filtering is considered to be the
highest level of security isolation for network firewall products.
Once installed on the system and activated (which takes just a few
minutes), FireWall/Plus presents the system or network manager with a
series of point-and-click set-up options, which allows rapid configuration
of the product to suit each customer's specific needs. It can take as
little as 10 minutes from activation to use of FireWall/Plus. Through the
use of a sophisticated graphical user interface and pre-defined security
rule bases, customers with limited technical staffing and skills may
implement sophisticated network firewall technology with FireWall/Plus
without long-term training or a large technical personnel knowledge base to
support the product.
Customers interested in testing FireWall/Plus may download a fully
functional copy from Network-1's web server at http://www.network-1.com/n1
. An automated license - generation system will allow a two-week test
drive of the software.
12/7/95 /CONTACT: Bob Russo of Network-1, 800-638-9751, or 212-293-3068,
or Internet - russonetwork-1.com, or Web - http://www.network-1.com/n1 /
This represents my opinion not that of my employer, my wife, nor anyone
else that counts. ;-)