Matousec Updates Firewall Challenge

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by edd3800, Sep 18, 2008.

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    All test definitions for FW's as defined by those doing the testing in this case Matousec determines the criteria that they use. Other Labs and testers use different criteria.

    However, the common meanings for outbound testing is "leaking" or calling home.

    Some view FW's as being ONLY inbound traffic managment others ( me included) want THEIR FW's to manage both.

    Every user IMHO should have their own Security Policy written down otherwise we run the risk of being blown from pillar to post with every new product or FUD based post from "experts".
     
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    That's good! :cool:
     
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    That's good, come over to the Hints on OA Learning Thread and browse around lots of interesting FAQ!
     
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    It would be useful if the site allowed setting up a comparison table with the tests of your own choice. Then you can use your own definition of "firewall" to define the applicable tests with a resulting score that actually means something.

    Of course, he has no incoming packet tests so it would still be worthless to some people.
     
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    That is exactly the way I feel about Consumer Reports as well (and suggested to them years ago). If the criteria and weighting of each reviewed item could be extracted into a spreadsheet, then the importance (weighting) of each criteria could be individually determined and additional criteria added.

    Although, I eventually came to the realization that I could do that myself without them.
     
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    For the Matousec fans... the list of firewall tested has been updated.

    Cheers,
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