> Well, Homer Simpson was right. Now I understood why the advertising
> agencies jump for joy when one of their clients gets flamed, trashed or
> drug through the mud. FW-1 starts out as the object of electronic
> brutality, and now everyone in the business is shoutin' for air time.
> "Ah, yeah is this Merrill Lynch? Yeah, I'd like another hundred shares
> of Checkpoint please."
Except that you can't buy shares of checkpoint since the company is Israeli.
> What a country!
Hey, most companies have made a bundle selling stuff that isn't what it
purports to be, through the use of cleaver advertising and FUD.
This is no different. Companies with no clue will buy expensive packet
filters and think they are secure. As long as it is not your company that
travels down that garden path, and you are secure becuase you have
actually thought thru the stages of risk analysis, threat management, and
so forth, and come up with a solution that works, regardless of all the
glossy advertising and slick GUIs, it will be ok.
And think, if you are not on _that_ platform's OS, when the weekly CERT
advisory comes out about that OS, you can shrug it off and do more
My $.02, obviously.
From: rmck @
com (Bob McKisson)