Fire door protects against Net raiders

A communications device allowmg protected internet access has been
released by Netway 2000. 

Known as Firegate, businesses using this device will be protected by a
security shield known as 'cloaked technology', say the manufacturers. This
ensures that connected workstations are invisible to potential raiders;
working on the principle, what cannot be seen cannot be attacked. 

[New buzzwords and jargon for already existing products and
 terminology. Instead of 'firewalls' and 'proxies', we now have 'firegate'
 and 'cloaked technology'.]

The device is said to be able to check each incoming data packet,
including source and destination, to verify sender authenticity.Inbound
screening is reinforced by an one-way filter, allowing outbound internet
gateway traffic to flow freely. 

[Packet filtering is a common component of a firewall.]

Furthermore, Firegate slots seamlessly into existing systems and has a
single dial-up connection, enabling Network Managers to elitninate the
added risks incurred with multiple access points.

[Firewalls if done correctly fit seamlessly into existing networks.
 The idea of a single dial-up connection is not new, and basically covers
 the same idea as console access only on passive firewalls.]

Allowing multiple users to simultaneously browse the inter-net and
exchange internal and external mail, Firegate also lets users switch
between sending and receiving email and internet access. As an email
server, this device permits large user groups to be connected in a
flexible environment, giving users the freedom of an electronic post room. 

[Lots of wording for saying the same thing ANY firewall does.
 Allows email to come and go. The "electronic post room" is nothing more than
 an email based BBS system.]

At the same time, the network manager remains in control of internet
connections since permission for Web access is required before connection
is possible.  Firegate is installed using Windows NT or 95 based software,
and sells at 1995.