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Re: Internet Edge and Defense in Depth
From: JAMES MCMURRY <jim () miltonsecurity com>
Date: Tue, 6 Dec 2011 13:32:04 -0800
I have seen at quite a few of our customers locations, starting out with a lofty goal of putting everything in a single
box (UTM) and turning every single option on.
In ~ 30% of the firms who do so it works out ok (not great, but it works). In the majority, the customer winds up
turning features off one by one, and moving those to another system.
On Dec 6, 2011, at 1:25 PM, -Hammer- wrote:
I personally have not seen it done in large environments. Hardware isn't there yet. I've seen it done in small
business environments. Not a fan of the idea.
"I was a normal American nerd"
On 12/06/2011 03:16 PM, Holmes,David A wrote:
Some firewall vendors are proposing to collapse all Internet edge functions into a single device (border router,
firewall, IPS, caching engine, proxy, etc.). A general Internet edge design principle has been the "defense in
depth" concept. Is anyone collapsing all Internet edge functions into one device?
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