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The Evolution of Firewalls: Past, Present & Future
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8/26/2015 | 6:52:59 AM
It would be very helpful if you sited your research. In the begining of the article it states that we've had firewalls for as long as we had the internet (1960's), but I haven't found anything to back up that claim, and you don't mention what they were exactly. Then you said that first generation firewalls were developed in the early 1990's, but what type of firewall do you mean? Access Control Lists or Proxy firewalls?
Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli,
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1/27/2015 | 2:55:47 PM
Pro tempore
Indeed, wasn't this what the recent Palo Alto-Juniper patent squabble was about?  As I recall, it involved the difference between technology that didn't let suspect traffic through at all versus technology that let suspect traffic through on a pro tempore basis and then let it through or nixed it subsequently.

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