RE: Questions about fw-1

From: leon (leon@inyc.com)
Date: 10/02/01


From: "leon" <leon@inyc.com>
To: "'Mario Behring'" <mariobehring@yahoo.com>, <SECURITY-BASICS@SECURITYFOCUS.COM>
Subject: RE: Questions about fw-1
Date: Mon, 1 Oct 2001 20:45:06 -0400
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I am going to take a shot at question number 2.

When you buy checkpoint running on a nokia box it comes with a
pre-hardened version of unix (bsd if I am not mistaken).

Sorry I can't answer the other 2 (thought I would like to know the
answers myself).

HTH

-----Original Message-----
From: Mario Behring [mailto:mariobehring@yahoo.com]
Sent: Friday, September 28, 2001 8:47 PM
To: SECURITY-BASICS@SECURITYFOCUS.COM
Subject: Questions about fw-1

Hi list,

I have the following questions about fw-1 and checkpoint products:

1- FW-1 works with Statefull inspection technology, but is there any way
to
configure fw-1 to work both as packet filter and as application proxy
gateway,
just like a hybrid firewall software would do ??

2- FW-1 does not perform the OS hardening at installation time like IBM
SecureWay Firewall does, but does anybody know some CheckPoint product
or
module that perform this task before fw-1 installation ? Also, is there
any
CheckPoint tool that checks the OS for configuration problems ?

3- Do fw-1 (or CheckPoint) have an anti-tampering tool, i.e., a tool
that
prevents system files from being altered and verifies file authenticity
?

I need these information to compare FW-1 with other products. Any help
would be
appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

Mário

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