gatesweeper: firewall with a honeypot?

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  1. areyousure

    areyousure Registered Member

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    i came across this firewall product gatesweeper at http://www.gatesweeper.com/ which intrigues me with a built-in feature: honeypot, and its description goes:

    Our unique, rule-based "Bouncer" program module redirects the hacker to our exclusive “HoneyPot”. The “HoneyPot” is an isolated server at our Command and Control Center that will collect information about the hacker as evidence to be used later in possible prosecution. While the hacker thinks he has entered your system, he is actually redirected to ours and becomes caught in the "HoneyPot".

    anyone already tried it? and how is the honeypot supposed to work?
     
  2. Stem

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    I have not (yet) used this firewall, but I have used "Honeypots".

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honeypot_(computing)


    Do be aware that this firewall as a yearly subscription.

    Also:- just a note for users who dont like the firewall sending any data out to the vendors servers:-
     
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  3. areyousure

    areyousure Registered Member

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    yeah, sending out personal data back to the vendor is really a big issue for me. but i'm wondering if the vendor's server is the only honeypot to direct attacks and suspicious data to.

    pretty expensive firewall, costs 50 bucks, much more than OP and ZA.
     
  4. Stem

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    Have a read of the disclaimer http://www.gatesweeper.com/download.php

    This is a yearly charge, this will be due to using their servers as honypot.
     
  5. aigle

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    Are these honeypots really effective?
     
  6. Stem

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    Honypots are virtual servers, such as HTTP(web) or pop3(MAIL) or all/any. Some have traps, some are there just to log all the activity of the attack.
     
  7. smith2006

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    Is Global Investment International Corp (the registrant of gatesweeper.com according to WHOIS) a reliable name in the security industry?

    EDIT:

    There is a whole forum dedicated to this company - Here :D
     
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  8. Longboard

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    lol
    they've upset some peeples.
    Maybe steer clear?
     
  9. smith2006

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    :D

    Another one for you.
     
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