Intrusion Prevention Endgame

All good things must come to an end.  In the late 90’s I was fortunate to be involved with the development of one of the first intrusion prevention systems (BlackICE).  It was a defining job for me since I learned so much working with the NetworkICE people, notably Robert Graham, Clinton Lum, and the late […]

UTM v NGFW: A Single Shade of Gray

What is the difference between Unified Threat Management (UTM) and Next Generation Firewalls (NGFW)? Anitian explored these two technologies and finds they are much more similar than some people want you to believe.

Packet Goes Where? The Value of Firewall Naming Conventions

A zillion or so years ago, humans developed writing. This was a big deal for civilization. People could document things like how to get rid of lice, defend castles from Huns and which berries are toxic.  Civilization would have quickly succumbed to lice, toxic berries and Huns were it not for the foresight of learned […]