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Re: DISA eliminating firewalls
From: kent <kent () songbird com>
Date: Sat, 06 Jul 2013 21:46:22 -0700

On 07/06/2013 08:55 AM, Crispin Cowan wrote:
“What will happen when firewalls go away?” is a very good question, i
don’t have that answer. I simply assert that firewalls will go away,
because they will become irrelevant. They are already barely relevant
because of mobile devices. The threatscape is ignoring your firewall and
walking straight through the front door attached to each individual
worker in the form of a smart phone or a tablet. Not only do the users
use them any way they want while away from the office, most of these
devices are dual-homed to your network and a cellular network plumped
right to the internet.

It is neither my choice nor my wish that firewalls will go away, merely
an inevitable consequence of pervasive mobile computing in the enterprise.

Firewalls will be with us for a long time to come.  Old threats don't
become irrelevant just because there are powerful new threats.

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