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Host-based vs network-based
A more in depth look at this can be found under the wikipedia article "Stateful_firewall" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stateful_firewall . Either that info should be moved here or this should be moved there. I'll leave that to a pro, since i dont know what i'm doing here, but i though someone would like to know. (126.96.36.199 05:33, 14 December 2005 (UTC))
No dont think this content should be moved to "Stateful Firewall". Rather to about Deep packet inspection.
There seems to be a fundamental confusion here about what's meant by "application". Half of these firewalls are talking about understanding/deducing the protocol (e.g. HTTP), and the other half talk about identifying/validating the application (e.g. Safari) using signed executables and the like. Clearly these technologies are miles apart and shouldn't be confused.
- I've rewritten parts of the article to separate what is meant by different kinds of application firewalls in attempt to cause less confusion. DavidBailey (talk) 03:51, 17 February 2010 (UTC)
There's not much in the way of coverage for this topic that I could find in google books. This one has a section, but there's not much stuff there for a separate article. Proposing to merge here. Pcap ping 00:45, 29 December 2009 (UTC)
Lists of products?
- No, I don't think it adds anything to the article. Something could be said about some of these items, but the list is difficult to maintain. Removing it would be fine. Dawnseeker2000 03:38, 8 December 2011 (UTC)