Hardware Firewall Evaluation Team
Weekly Meeting #3
1. Distribute first draft of criteria document and discuss.
2. Outline next steps:
a. Incorporate changes from discussion into document
b. Begin collecting practical/personal experience information for second
half of the report.
Note: There will be no meeting in the Bits & Pieces room next week (11/30).
However, if you are interested there will be an “onsite” review of two hardware
appliances at Wharton next week. Details to follow…
1. Distribute document and discuss
Attendees took time to read document and comment.
For the most part comments were limited to additional criteria, or changes to
language and document structure that will be included in the next version.
Michael Watson and JoDe Hendrick offered to revise the definitions portion of
the document to include all firewall types.
Tony Olejnik prompted a discussion by suggesting that the report include
more specifics about various firewall configurations, but ultimately retracted
this suggestion based on the wide spectrum of considerations that would
need to be taken into account to provide this.
Perry Bloomfield suggested compiling some “General Rules” or “Best
Practices” to be observed when implementing firewalls. It was decided that
individuals would look on the web for existing documents and links towards
2. Outline next steps
The next meeting will be two weeks from today (12/7) in the Bits and Pieces
room. However, there will be a ‘hands-on’ session at Wharton next week for
those interested in seeing two current firewall products. The time is 1:30 on
Tuesday (regular meeting time) and the place is TBD.
The next step for the team will be to revise the document and collect and
compile a list of practical information and examples.
Team Members Present - 2004
Joshua Beeman, ISC Information Security, jbeeman at isc.upenn.edu
Matthew Snyder, Law School
Perry Bloomfield, Center for Technology Transfer, bloomfield at ctt.upenn.edu
Michael DePaiva, Law School, depaiva at law.upenn.edu
Daniel Heath, ISC N&T, dheath at isc.upenn.edu
JoDe Hendrick, SEAS, jodeh at cis.upenn.edu
John Merz, College House Support, jmerz at pobox.upenn.edu
Anthony Olejnik, ISC TSS, tony at pobox.upenn.edu
Michael Watson, Wharton, watsonmj at wharton.upenn.edu
Ian Kelley, CHAS, ikelley at pobox.upenn.edu
Bob Fink, Dental, rafink at pobox.upenn.edu