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    Personal Firewalls

    Just wondering if anyone working out there has installed an Enterprise Personal Firewall solution in their company?

    ie. With a centrally managed server, and when remote access users connect to the network, the Personal Firewall Managament Console provides them with a predefined ruleset according to their logon details.

    Also, I would like to hear peoples opinions about how they think that such a solution, from a security perspective, of course
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    We have deployed Sygate Management server. Over 6000 nodes. The product kicks ass. It beat out Tiny and InfoExpress' Cyberarmor by a long shot.

    What specifically would you want to know?

    The features are plentiful including distributed IDS that you can import your already existent Snort rules, really nice.
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    Thanx for the reply Korp, do you only insist on Remote Users to have a Personal Firewall, or do you install the Personal Firewall on machines on the Internal Network? ie. Put a Personal Firewall on a critical server on the Internal Network that is remotely managed by a 3rd Party vendor?

    I am starting to think that placing a Personal Firewall on machines on the Internal network remotely managed by the vendor is somwhat a better option that VLANning the box?

    Do you have much problems with the Firewall interferring with the functionality of the application? And is the Personal Firewall Management server relatively easy to administer?
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    Currently we only have the road warriors. But I'm convinced that there are more than a few good reasons to put them on all intenal machine. I'm still working on getting buy in, but it'd do wonders for auditing.

    Maybe just start with laptops and then move in on the LAN PC's.
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    Its good to hear that someone is on the same wavelength us us.

    Thanks for your imput Korp, as usual.
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