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searchEnterpriseLinux.com: Finnish company develops Linux firewall solution

Mar 16, 2001, 00:56 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Slowly but surely Linux is becoming available for more and more applications and solutions on which businesses depend. F-Secure recently announced its anti-virus for firewalls solution is now available for Linux. F-Secure's anti-virus for firewalls works in concert with Check Point Software's Firewall-1 product, which is also available on Linux. So essentially, a user could use a Linux box to handle the anti-virus solution or integrate it with a Linux machine providing the gateway. The company is headquartered in Espoo, Finland, with North American headquarters in San Jose, Calif. Pirkka Palomaki, F-Secure's vice president of marketing, talks about the F-Secure's anti-virus solution for firewalls running on Linux in this question and answer interview...."

"What are the benefits of your firewall product and your approach to it?

"Palomaki:
It's an easy gateway to install, your first front of defense. It lets nothing bad in or out. Essentially, scanning at the gateway minimizes the greatest point of risk. Most viruses come in from the Internet. Granted, there are risks of infection from file servers or from the desktop. We address that as well by monitoring for any outgoing viruses or malicious code. At the very least, sending out such things is embarrassing but it can also hurt a company's credibility."

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