> From firewalls-owner @
COM Sun Mar 26 15:01 EST 1995
> From: uusr445!bock!daves @
> Date: Fri, 24 Mar 1995 10:43:37 +0800
> To: firewalls @
> Subject: WebForce, SGI and Firewalls
> Hey now,
> I went to an SGI marketing blast yesterday, and they say use a single
> Indy/Indigo2/Challenge machine to be your webserver, web content authoring, and
> firewall solution!
> now I know this is just a marketing guy talking but it scares the life out of
> me that here I am as my company's technical representative (we're SGI resellers, makes
> for fun toys for me..:) and we're there with authoring tools vendors, Internet
> Providers and SGI says use Eagle or Gauntlet on your same Webforce Indy and for
> 10,995 plus your 'firewall' you're on the net!
> Any comments?
> If not please take this as a heads up that your customers may go and see all
> the SEXY SGI stuff about getting on the 'net and say "but SGI told me I could do it
> all on one machine......:(
> Just my $0.02....
Yeah well, don't know for sure whether Gauntlet is ported to SGI yet or
not (Fred?) but I can tell you Eagle doesn't run on that box yet. And
$11K huh? It doesn't make much difference what platform you use for a
firewall, I'd be a extra careful about what I put on that gateway
particularly web, lest it becomes a nice gateway for the intrusion