> Frank wrote:
> > I used packet filtering gateways often at a previous company and
> > know their capabilities rather well.
> Maybe Frank you ought to take a new look at packet screens. What you
> may have used at a previous company is not what is available today. A
> packet screen of old is not the same as a stateful packet screen of new.
> They are two very different technologies.
> Stateful Packet Screens can provide the functionality of application
> relays with better scalability and better security.
Quite frankly, there are many of us that prefer packet filtering.
Application gateways can sometimes be rather ugly. :-)