The problem we need things much more advanced than current firewalls -
and creating those requires enormous (by current market standards) resources
and active collaboration from application developers - not from just SOME
application developers but ALL of them, which seems to be unrealistic.

We neeed big shift in whole IT industry that is unlikely to happen, things
are just getting worse instead.

On Wed, Jan 25, 2006 at 05:04:36PM -0500, Paul Melson wrote:
> Then, by definition, they are *not* obsolete. They may not live up to
> expectations, but until something better comes along and they fall out of
> common use, they cannot be obsolete.

> Anyway, firewalls in all their shapes and sizes are here for the long haul.
> Their features may get integrated into various other elements of the
> infrastructure at different levels, but we will never not need the kinds of
> access control and policy enforcement on our networks that firewalls perform
> today.
> PaulM

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