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Re: Checkpoint smart defance as IPS
From: mzcohen2682 () aim com
Date: Thu, 27 May 2010 17:35:04 -0400

some members recommended me an application firewall (waf). but as far as I understand all that can be done with waf can be done with a IPS no?

also if i will recommend a commercial waf the client wont have the money for it so I need to come with a reasonable solution ! maybe a good open source solution like green sql? any recommendations? dont forget the site uses ssl....

another thing...lets say that the client issues a good security code review for his we site code so he will be secure right ? so why to use an IPS|waf on the first place if the code is secure?

tahnks,

Macro

-----Original Message-----
From: Boyd, Chad <CBoyd () madden com>
To: mzcohen2682 () aim com <mzcohen2682 () aim com>; security-basics () securityfocus com <security-basics () securityfocus com>
Sent: Thu, May 27, 2010 6:29 pm
Subject: RE: Checkpoint smart defance as IPS


In my experience with scanning CheckPoint systems, you should go back and have them turn off the IPS portion and re-scan. CheckPoint is great at throwing false-positives out to scanners to confuse them. I would also check to see what version of CheckPoint that they're running and how often they do updates.

As for buying a "real IPS"... You seem to already have an idea what a "real IPS" should be. What product/company did you have in mind? I think that would be a great jumping off point so the members of the list can give you better feedback on their experiences with the products that you are suggesting to your clients.

-----Original Message-----
From: listbounce () securityfocus com [mailto:listbounce () securityfocus com] On
Behalf Of mzcohen2682 () aim com
Sent: Thursday, May 27, 2010 3:50 PM
To: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: Checkpoint smart defance as IPS

Hi list friends !!!

I did a pentest for a client's web site and found many holes most of
them because of Sql injection which can be fixed with a good practice
of input validation. I also recommended installing an IPS. the client
has checkpoint smart defance module installed on his FW but I guess
that this module is not enough because 1. one cant write signatures 2.
the clients uses SSL on his web site so the IPS cant see the attack. AM
I WRONG?? I think that the client needs to buy a real IPS which can
also open the encrypted traffic.

which IPS you recommend for doing the task?


thanks a lot,

Marco


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In this guide we examine the importance of Apache-SSL and who needs an SSL certificate.  We look at how SSL works, how 
it benefits your company and how your customers can tell if a site is secure. You will find out how to test, purchase, 
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