Re: [fw-wiz] IBM secureway firewall

From: Marcus J. Ranum (mjr@ranum.com)
Date: 12/05/02


To: "R. DuFresne" <dufresne@sysinfo.com>, "'firewall-wizards@honor.icsalabs.com'" <firewall-wizards@honor.icsalabs.com>
From: "Marcus J. Ranum" <mjr@ranum.com>
Date: Thu Dec  5 16:33:02 2002

R. DuFresne wrote:
>I see IBM claims it's been used by themselves for 10+ years to secure
>their networks, that it's an all in one product, packet filter,
>proxy/circut level gateway, with VPN features, etc.
>
>Anyone has experience with this beast? Anyone know the history of the
>product?

It's actually a pretty good proxy firewall. It's directly based on the
TIS Gauntlet/DEC SEAL designs. They added VPN and screening
later, to keep up with the Joneses.

mjr.

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