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.