Application Firewalls. Beth Blakely's article introduces the issues surrounding application-level firewalls for web services, and explains how they're different from the network firewalls we're all used to. Referring to a report by Gartner analysts John Pescatore, Matthew Easley, and Richard Stiennon, she also looks at who will likely be the long-term provider of these devices. Will it be the speciality startups such as AKheron, Flamenco Networks, Forum Systems, Reactivity, Vordel, and Westbridge Technology? According to Blakely, "Gartner predicts that as organizations evaluate security requirements, more will implement more than one kind of firewall, spurring demand for integrated centralized administration," such as provided by Check Point Software Technologies.
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Posted Monday, January 27, 2003 5:46:43 AM