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> >Will the latter approach resonate with Fortune 100 CEOs and CIOs?
> >You bet. They see the marketplace as a sort of boxing match, and
> >the marketing claims as pre-fight tough talk. If you don't make
> >a lotta noise, Sonny, you just ain't a contendah.
> Let's hope CEO's and CIO's aren't making decisions about firewall choices.
I have been following this and keeping quite. In response to your point,
Huh????? I don't know about you, but I have a vp that signs my paycheck,
he also agrees to spend the bucks on hardware and software. If you really
think CEOs and CIOs don't impact on technical decisions regarding
computers then send me an application!
One thing I am having a problem with specifically about the sidewinder
product has to do with how it deals with removing "suspect hosts". I had
the impression that it cut them off at the knees, maybe I didn't read the
fine print. It seems to me that I could provide a site with a sidewinder
in place with really good security by spoofing it into thinking it got
a denial of service attack from it's network provider. If I got it right
that would cause the sidewinder to shutdown all activity from that host.
Well at least you would be secure.
John N. Benson | jnb @
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