which firewall product?

Blake Dunlap ikiris at gmail.com
Wed Jul 31 00:13:22 UTC 2013

Understood. I expected as much but thought I'd ask. Most of my suggestions
would require more knowledge of the layout to be filtered out.

I really don't know what you'd find that would do what you want in this
case, based on the requirements stated previously. Sorry =/

I'd look more to finding a way to make it a truly isolated unit that they
could audit personally, instead of a distributed zone with boundaries in
the middle.


On Tue, Jul 30, 2013 at 5:39 PM, William Herrin <bill at herrin.us> wrote:

> On Tue, Jul 30, 2013 at 5:36 PM, Blake Dunlap <ikiris at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Well, I guess my first question is: Is this a design you are stuck with
> for
> > some reason or alternately, is there a good reason for it, and I need to
> be
> > educated as to real world design? It seems rather odd to put a firewall
> > boundry between a LB and its associated cluster as opposed to in front of
> > the LB.
> Howdy,
> Paperwork. The customer owns 3 servers in a system of a consisting of
> a hundred or so. He wants his security people to accredit it. They
> won't accredit individual servers, so his options were: duplicate the
> full system just for him (very expensive) or create a security
> boundary where he can say, "This is my enclave. Accredit my enclave."
> Naturally his security people decide that they don't want the
> firewalls to be additional servers running Linux. That would make it
> far too easy to secure his system. I don't yet know if they'd accept
> an appliance running Linux underneath. :/
> -Bill
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