Firewall-1 will proxy when it needs to authenticate users
going out (i.e. pop up a web page asking for username
and password before it lets you out.)
But, as a general purpose proxy (logging URLs, filtering
content, caching, etc..) I believe it would make a poor
choice. I don't nkow this from personal experience, having only
used it in the stateful-packet-filter mode, but from the docs
I've looked at, I don't think I'm incorrect.
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From: lawrenceting @ www.uob.com.sg (Lawrence Ting) @ smtp
Date: 01/03/97 01:29:59 PM
Subject: Any Recommendations?
I'm in the midst of evaluating BlackHole, Gauntlet and Firewall-1 as a
proxy-based firewall, while evaluating Sunscreen, CISCO PIX and Proteon GTX
Secure as a IP-less packet-filtering firewall. Firewall-1 seemed more like a
packet-filtering firewall while I have a hard time to distinguish a better
choice between Blackhole and Gauntlet. As for Suncreen, it is a definite
more expensive choice than the other two.
Can someone pls do kindly share your expertise or comments or experience on
the abv mentioned products in terms of their functionalities?
Thanks in adv.
Network Security Officer