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 From:  "Joe Lagreca" <joe at BIGnetOnline dot com>
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Firewall virus protection?
 Date:  Wed, 14 Nov 2007 20:52:36 -0800
A customer of mine recently replaced their m0n0wall with a Fortigate
firewall because of two "benefits" of the fortigate.  First they liked
the content filtering fortigate offered.  They also liked the firewall
virus protection.

I'm a little unclear on exactly how a firewall does virus protection?
I'm sure its not smart enough to inspect all packets.  Especially if
they are encrypted point to point, like Skype file transfer.  Can
anyone explain how firewall virus protection is better than what
m0n0wall offers?


Joe LaGreca
Founder & Owner, BIGnet Online
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