[fw-wiz] Re: Firewalls acting as access controllers

From: Ramesh Krishnan (csramesh_at_gmail.com)
Date: 05/26/05

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    To: Green Horn <teachgreenhorn@yahoo.com>
    Date: Thu, 26 May 2005 18:02:39 +0530
    
    

    you probably need a software which can restrict the employee access to
    the internet.

    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
    also.

    regards,

    ramesh

    On 5/25/05, Green Horn <teachgreenhorn@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > Hi,
    > 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
    >
    > greenhorn.
    >
    >
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