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Subject: RE: firewalls reviews/comparisons
Author: Neil <CARSON @
uk> at INTERNET
Date: 1/9/96 3:41 PM
>> 2) I've been searching for information on the best firewall to purchase
>for > our
>> needs and have not come across any reviews/comparisons on which is
>> best (I have a list of all of the firewalls available and their
>descriptions > but
>> not any comparisons). Anyone know of any reviews and where to find
>them? > We require a firewall which would could support a very high
>throughput so > we would probably require a hardware-based firewall.
>> front-end router to act as a firewall isn't a practical option.
>Any > information would be
>> appreciated. Thanks,
>There was a review of commercial firewalls in (I think) Byte or something
>like that a little while ago, the machines being the TIS Gauntlet, Border
>Ware and Firewall 1. Perhaps someone with a better memory than me can
>> Brian Hescock
>> hescockb @
Hello, just for info, the Byte issue mentioned is from April '95 under the
'Network security' section. As a newbie myself, I found it quite useful.
I'm hoping to set up a firewall based on NT 3.51 which will also act as
a WWW proxy. Does anyone have any inside info on the expected
release/functionalities of the Microsoft Catapult package ? Since most
of the clients on the net I need to protect are running IPX (some run
both IPX and TCP/IP), I would like to know the opinion of the experts on
the possibility of a Web proxy machine also doing a 'protocol
conversion'. i.e. surely it's theoretically possible for the WWW clients
on the protected net to connect to the proxy over IPX (or Netbeui) and
for the proxy to go out of a second card on TCP/IP to the Internet ???
I would imagine that blocking all TCP/IP through the firewall in this
way would go a long way to protecting sensitive UNIX hosts on the
inside. Has this been done before ? Am I seriously misguided ? Thanks
for any opinions.
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