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RE: Watchguard Firebox firewalls
From: "CHRIS GRABENSTEIN" <LFGRABC () LF VCCS EDU>
Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2003 15:03:17 -0500

I manage two Firebox 1000s.  I'm not particularly impressed with it (the
rules aren't granular enough for my tastes), but that's what my boss bought.
It can detect port scans/ping scans/etc. and dynamically block IPs.  It has
some built-in proxies to strip out some less-desirable content.

It gets the job done, but maybe not as well as other products can.  I watched
the console port once a long while back and it's just a Linux box in a bright
red case.  I believe it was running a 2.0 kernel.  It may have been 2.2, but
I don't think so.

Smoothwall (smoothwall.org) looks very nice and is free, but I've only toyed
with it a little.  Does anyone know how well it's suited for a production
network?

|-----Original Message-----
|From: bailey () dcsb net [mailto:bailey () dcsb net] 
|Sent: Monday, November 10, 2003 12:13 PM
|To: security-basics () securityfocus com
|Subject: Watchguard Firebox firewalls
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|I am looking at the Watchguard Firebox 500.  What I am 
|wondering is, it says that it was Intrusion Prevention built 
|into it.  Is this a true Intrusion Prevention System?
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|Also, does someone need to have both a Intrusion Prevention 
|System, along with a Intrusion Detection System?
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|Thanks
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