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Some Problems with Perimeter Firewalls

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Author Angelos D. Keromytis
Last updated 2002-11-01
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This document discusses some of the shortcomings of perimeter firewalls and the reasons for employing end-point (or distributed) firewall functionality in the network, either as an alternative or coexisting with traditional network access controls.


Angelos D. Keromytis

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