Talk:Application firewall

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Host-based vs network-based[edit]

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. (64.112.206.6 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.

Also are we firewalling all system access (e.g. AppArmour) or just network access? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 206.57.127.7 (talk) 09:40, 7 October 2009 (UTC)

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)

Database firewall[edit]

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?[edit]

Frankly, I don't see the point in having any lists of products—it makes the article seem spammy. Any thoughts? — UncleBubba T @ C ) 03:26, 8 December 2011 (UTC)

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)