That´s not true..
A Proxy is a method of Firewall... MS Proxy Server is a Proxy... So...???
Concepts are much more open... and the concept of "Firewall" brings not
only the fact that the firewall is built or added to the system, but all
the security policies of your network...
You can even say that MS Proxy Server isn´t a perfect firewall, but it IS a
> From: Bill Stout <bill .
> To: Firewalls @
> Subject: Re: NT firewalls / Eagle
> Date: Wednesday, December 04, 1996 2:58 PM
> At 11:47 AM 12/4/96 -0300, you wrote:
> >Yes... Microsoft Proxy Server, for example.. ;-)
> >> are there any firewall systems for Windows NT (commercial or not)
> >> the Eagle system?
> That's not a firewall. That's a proxy that needs IIS and NT 4.0
> to run.
> Early marketing efforts by MS tried to give the impression that
> Catapult was a firewall.
> Firewalls are built, not added to a computer.
> Next we'll have to deal with 'Steel Head', where MS tries to make
> NT PCs into a Cisco-level Routers(12/2 Computer World) by adding
> software over existing exposed and secret security holes.
> Bill Stout