RE: [Full-Disclosure] Why should one buy (or not) an Appliance-based security gateway?

From: Todd Towles (toddtowles_at_brookshires.com)
Date: 07/30/04

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    To: "'Max Valdez'" <maxvalde@fis.unam.mx>, <full-disclosure@lists.netsys.com>
    Date: Fri, 30 Jul 2004 15:43:14 -0500
    
    

    Max,

    How big are these networks that use default firewall rules? In a large
    growing corporate network, we have to deal with stuff all the time. Users
    want to do that...some other company or vendor needs a port open to do
    something. They want you to just do it because all the other companies do
    it. Kinda sad. Lol

    Fault-tolerance firewalls, border routers, proxy with virus scan...access
    list, IDS, you know you need the works to protect a enterprise size network.

    Todd

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    From: full-disclosure-admin@lists.netsys.com
    [mailto:full-disclosure-admin@lists.netsys.com] On Behalf Of Max Valdez
    Sent: Friday, July 30, 2004 1:26 PM
    To: full-disclosure@lists.netsys.com
    Subject: Re: [Full-Disclosure] Why should one buy (or not) an
    Appliance-based security gateway?

    Because you dont know that much about security ??? ( a theoretical "you" !!)

    If you know what you need, and what can you do, you do it by yourself, and
    only rely on your capacities.

    If you need protection, or at least some kind of monitoring activity, but
    dont
    know much about network security, then you go an buy a solution

    Thats what I think

    BTW, all the network admins I know use firewall for protection, but dont now

    much aside from that, most of the time use some kind of precoded rules, and
    keep it like that forever.

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