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Re: Firewall in Routers??
Hmm, yes. At least one router vendor (with sufficient processing power) is doing this... Here is a pointer to some basic info on Bay Networks' implementation, dating from last September. http://www.baynetworks.com/Products/Briefs/baysecrs.html Tim Crowell wrote: > > With all of the recent attacks against ISP services, has anybody > considered implementing Checkpoint Firewalls into the CISCO 7513s to > front end all traffic from the Internet? > > Although in theory this sounds feasible from a security standpoint I'm > not sure I am comfortable with the processing power that would be > required and having anything looking at every packet. It seems that > this would introduce a significant latency into the routing of the > traffic (which is the function of a router or at least it used to be). I > prefer to let my routers route. > > Interested in any and all ideas on the subject. > > -- > Tim Crowell - GTE Intelligent Network Services > firstname.lastname@example.org Voice: 214.751.3881 -- Paul Knight mailto:pknight@BayNetworks.com IP Engineering, Systems Test Office: (508) 916-7087 Bay Networks, Inc. M/S BL2-02 Lab: (508) 670-8888, x-65404 2 Federal St., Billerica, MA 01821 Fax: (508) 670-4004 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -