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Re: Transparent vs Routed Firewall
From: Chris Brenton <cbrenton () chrisbrenton org>
Date: Tue, 09 Feb 2010 20:27:31 -0500

On Tue, 2010-02-09 at 17:28 +0530, Anil Waghmare wrote:

Thats why these days we get Firewalls which can understand many
application protocols and feature Deep Packet Inspection.

I always get a kick out of the "deep packet inspection" label. Its a
vaborware marketing term that does not mean squat. Stateful inspection
has the ability to analyze/react to the payload of a packet. DPI does
exactly the same thing. I'm not sure if the term was coined by some
marketing person who was trying to make their product look different
than everyone else, or if they had just been watching too many porn
movies. ;-)



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