NT firewalls are certainly doable. Unfortunately most NT firewalls are
vaporware at this point. As for the best firewall, there is no such thing
as the best firewall (except possibly Marcus Ranum's wirecutters). A
firewall is really a state of mind. You evaluate your needs and wishes and
then find the system that is most suitable. Implement the system
methodically and carefully. Test the system as hard as you can. Spend
weeks carefully studying the relevant books (there will be a test - life!
(and your job)). Test some more. Consider bringing in an outside
consultant to test some more. Bring the system online. Watch it every day.
Spend about 2 hours a day reading the firewalls, NT Security, and other
relevant mailing lists, along with CERT and whatever suits your fancy.
Firewalls are a state of mind. Your state of mind and peace of mind that
you are using the upmost of your abilities to protect the assets that you
have been charged to protect.
Stellar Dynamics, Idaho Power
Information Security is a process, Not a solution
>From: Jason Manaigre[SMTP:ratak @
>Sent: Monday, April 15, 1996 3:16 PM
>To: firewalls-digest @
>Subject: FireWalls and WinNT?
> I got a few questions for you guys regarding WinNT and Firewalls...
> First of all, we are starting a company one where Visa numbers and other
>dangerous informations packets
>are going to be floating around...
> And to prevent sniffers and whatever else hackers come up with these days,
>we want to implement the
>best Firewall available for WinNT...
> Price isn't much of an issue, although I hear some Systems run around the
>100 000$ mark?
> Somewhat steep for a Firewall...
> Any ideas?
> More questions to come I'm sure, for now that's it....