> From: Rick Romkey <pokey @
> Subject: Re: Gauntlet - How good is it?
> > Which is about all they'll get with the attitude you describe.
> I don't know what the color of the sky is in some people's worlds.
> Don't you see what people need out there? Not everyone can
> afford to spend all day reading about everything they need to
> know about everything.
I see what people need. I also see what a lot of them WANT. Those
WANTS don't always coincide with reality.
> People buy turn-key firewalls. People are often happy with them.
> If they aren't they didn't do their homework on what to expect.
Since they don't know what the the firewall does nor how it works I
guess they depend on some sales rep or consultant's opinion to make them
feel happy. Not a smart consumer in my book.
Now I'll reverse my argument by saying that I haven't evaluated the
"turn-key" firewalls you have mentioned and that some of them may indeed
be as "secure" as the others mentioned. However, I have a big problem
with the concept of installing ANY piece of protection equipment that
you don't understand. The media has made a firewall a thing rather than
a concept. So people think they can go out and buy one. BS