As promised here is a brief summary of responses to my posting regarding
what the rest of the world is doing regarding Notes through firewalls. I
thank in advance all the contributors and commiserate with all the souls
that are in the same boat.
The most common technique is to use "plug-gw" functionality to marry a pair
of Notes Servers from the inside to the outside. This is reported to work
very well. While not the absolute leading edge of security, it does provide
significant functionality with a reasonable amount of control.
Several vendors (Checkpoint, V-One) responded that their offerings can play
in this arena. Checkpoint indicated that they are adept at supporting
connection less protocols and have worked well with Notes in the past.
V-One offers middle ware (Smartwall) that can enhance the Notes Encryption
and further deepen the bag of tricks available to firewall administrators.
This posting is not to endorse either of these products, just to note their
Mike Papais mjp2 @
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