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Subject: Cisco Internet Junction -Reply
Author: Kurt Hamm <KurtHamm @
COM> at Internet
Date: 23/05/96 09:20
I have been looking into these Internet IPX gateways as an alternative to
a firewall. What they mean by "don't need a firewall" is that you can
connect the Internet Junction gateway to the Internet, then link your
internal corporate network to the gateway ONLY using IPX. With this
configuration, you are denying ANY TCP/IP traffic from traversing your
This type of solution provides the greatest degree of security by
stopping ALL Internet traffic before it can reach your internal resources.
I am sure there are those who will detail the technical differences
between the two approaches (Firewall and Internet Gateway). I, too,
would like to hear lively debate on this topic.
>>> Charles C Fry <cfry @
com> 05/23/96 06:05am >>>
access. In looking over many products, we came across the Cisco
Junction software. It looks like a nice way to avoid installing TCP/IP
stacks on all the clients (Win 3.x). Our tests work fine *BUT* Cisco
further states that "with Internet Junction, you don't need a firewall."
How true is this? We are very security-concerned (client is a law firm)
and don't wan to leave large holes in the access to the Internet.
Can we really eliminate the firewall (with the Internet Junction)? I am
particularly interested in anyone who is using the Cisco Internet Junction
and their reactions to the product.
Charles C Fry :-7
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