Re: [fw-wiz] A fun smackdown...

From: Martin (marty_at_supine.com)
Date: 05/17/05

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    Date: Tue, 17 May 2005 22:25:45 +1000
    
    

    $quoted_author = "Joseph S D Yao" ;
    >
    > http://www.infoworld.com/article/05/05/09/19FEipsids_1.html
    >
    > ;-)
    >
    > Rather short, all they really do is define their positions and disagree.
    > ;-/

    ...and it's a little light on technical info. Regardless, it's an important
    point made by Martin about the limitations of fingerprint IDS/IPS systems.
    Anything that tries to be too smart about recognising "new" attacks will
    surely break the important tenet of:

    "Be liberal in what you accept; be strict in what you send."

    cheers
    marty

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