Firewall in Routers??

Paul Knight pknight at BayNetworks.COM
Mon Mar 3 21:57:59 UTC 1997

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.

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
> tcrowell at                Voice: 214.751.3881

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