[fw-wiz] Re: Firewalls acting as access controllers
From: Ramesh Krishnan (csramesh_at_gmail.com)
To: Green Horn <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Thu, 26 May 2005 18:02:39 +0530
you probably need a software which can restrict the employee access to
i have tried this and it worked out with PIX firewall and the content
filgtering tool "websense"(http://www.websense.com).if you want, you
can integrate this with active directory and provide user based access
On 5/25/05, Green Horn <email@example.com> wrote:
> I am new to firewalls.
> Do firewalls provide dynamically defined access
> control i.e., can they act as access controllers.
> e.g., it should be able to do the following, a user
> tries to access a resource, the packets would come to
> the firewall, if they are HTTP packets and the user is
> new (from IP address not being in the authenticated
> list), the packets would be redirected to a webproxy,
> the webproxy tries to get the user authenticated by a
> AAA server (say RADIUS), the firewall would get an
> authorization message from the AAA server (or
> webproxy), saying the time the user must be allowed
> access, the resources he can access etc.
> The firewall would provide that access.
> Can this be done by the firewalls in the market such
> as Checkpoint firewall-1
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