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Re: DISA eliminating firewalls
From: "Patrick M. Hausen" <hausen () punkt de>
Date: Fri, 5 Jul 2013 22:38:14 +0200

Hi, Wizards,

Am 05.07.2013 um 18:21 schrieb Tim Harris <tim () fbnservices us>:
I would argue that the next logical step in firewalls is a meta-firewall.
Suppose that I have a large, distributed network with multiple firewalls and routers.
I argue that a good firewall software ought to be able to treat that as a single administrative unit.
…


In fact products like this have been around for quite a while.

I don't quite remember if NAI had a central management/policy tool for the
Gauntlet firewalls but I guess they did.

At least Secure Computing had it in 2003 for the then
announced Sidewinder G2 (partly Sidewinder, partly Gauntlet).

Cyberguard, acquired by Secure Computing in 2005, already had it before
2005.

Current McAfee product:
http://www.mcafee.com/us/resources/data-sheets/ds-firewall-management.pdf

Heck, Cisco has got it for ASA:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6498/index.html

Kind regards,
Patrick
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