TITLE

Firewalls on Strike

AUTHOR(S)
Tyler, Geoff
PUB. DATE
February 2003
SOURCE
Management Services;Feb2003, Vol. 47 Issue 2, p22
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The need for firewalls in computer network security may possibly end with the launch of standards devised by the international Internet Engineering Task Force. Called IPSEC, the standards address encryption and host-to-host security. In host-to-host security as addressed by IPSEC, standards are set so that hosts of any make and using any operating system can identify each other beyond all doubt. Experts warn, however, that IPSEC cannot replace a firewall because the firewall has much more security built into it than host-to-host and encryption. It is believed the IPSEC can reinforce firewall effectiveness, especially if the firewall in question is using the most recent technology.
ACCESSION #
11511129

 

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