We have insurance for damage that may be caused by a break in.
I don't know what type of insurance it is, but it is suppose to cover
us in those situations.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ian Poynter [SMTP:ian @
> Sent: Friday, June 06, 1997 2:13 PM
> To: Paquette, Trevor; 'Walczak, Joe'; firewalls @
> Subject: RE: ISP Connection
> At 12:01 AM 6/5/97 -0600, Paquette, Trevor wrote:
> >There are companies (mine included) that do manage firewalls for
> >other companies, and we do a pretty damn good job at it. Our clients
> >TRUST us to do it for them. WE are the ones on the hook for any
> >break-ins and possible damage resulting from any outside
> >security incidents.
> I agree that whether to outsource firewall management (or anything
> else for
> that matter) is not a black and white issues. Trust, most of it
> subjectively evaluated, has a lot to do with how these decisions get
> However what I'm curious about is whether mcc.net is really completely
> the hook" in this situation. BBN's SitePatrol, for example, comes
> with an
> extensive indemnification clause in its agreements ("if you're broken
> we're not liable"). Are you saying that mcc.net doesn't have one of
> clauses in their agreements?
> Of course, one always has the recourse to discontinue doing business
> an outsourcer at any time, including after a break-in.
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