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"There isn't much to say about the style and detail of the book really, it's an O'Reilly book, it's clear, well laid out and fairly concise. It's very well sectioned in a typical O'Reilly style with a good usage of tables, clear and understandable diagrams where needed and tips/pointers...The book was published in 2002 but it hasn't really dated at all, there are a few new protocols now and technologies but as the book is platform/vendor independent it has weathered the year past just fine...I would recommend it to anyone involved in administering a network with public nodes, people who want to know more about protecting their home network and firewalls in general and any security or network pro involved in implementing firewalls of any scale. A great reference, well deserved SFDC 8/10."
--Security Forums Dot Com, November 2003
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"An excellent, informative read."--Rob Fenwick, PC Plus, January 2003

"To be honest, I didn't really feel this book would offer me much after all, I am comfortable writing ipfilter rules and since I use OpenBSD for everything, I don't have to do much in the way of OS hardening. I was wrong, 'Building Internet Firewalls' is about much more than just firewalls...'Building Internet Firewalls' is an excellent resource. It provides a comprehensive overview of the security process. The detailed descriptions, and summary of recommendations of application protocols alone make it outstanding for firewall administrators. This is a book that is useful on many levels, and by many people within an organization."
--Dengue, OpenBSD Journal, January 14, 2002

"Highly respected."--Practical Internet, March 2002

"Apart from the excellent technical content, system administrators and other technical managers will find Building Internet Firewalls a valuable resource for briefing executives on the intricacies of firewall construction, installation, and ongoing maintenance. This is technical communication at its best." --Major Kearny, Book News, July 2001

"Among the many fine information security books available--several of which have been reviewed in this column--Building Internet Firewalls is one of the best. It is not just a comprehensive tome on firewalls; the authors integrate the many aspects of a firewall-- such as policies, protocols, and varied networks--into a common framework...the authors do a splendid job of defining the various types of firewalls and exploring their advantages and weaknesses. Critical concepts such as firewall technologies, architectures, intermediary protocols, and directory services are discussed in detail. This book is remarkable for detailing the components of an effective information security system that are conferred via a firewall. Anyone needing a grasp of the often-confusing topic of firewalls need look no further." --Ben Rothke, Security Management, June 2001

"a technical resource for systems administrators and an excellent source of information for anyone concerned about Internet security." --Major Kearny, Book News, April 2001

"a classic book for network administrators, because it contains a wealth of information about securing a network security is its own specialty in the larger field of computing...this book provides a window into this specialty without question, this book is an excellent sourcebook for people who want to learn internet security. There's no shortage of need for qualified people." --Scott McMahan, UnixReview, Oct 30, 2000

"Building Internet Firewalls is an excellent resource. It provides a comprehensive overview of the securtiy process. The detailed descriptions, and summary of recommendations of application protocols alone make it outstanding for firewall administrators. This is a book that is useful on many levels, and by many people within an organization." --Denague, OpenBSD Journal, January 2001 " (the authors) create a resource providing the theoretical underpinnings of Internet Firewalls..they provide enough information for the audience to make optimal purchasing, architecture, and configuration decisions...useful to not only systems administrators, but also the people who manage them. Any organization should benefit from having one resource as a starting point, regardless of technical experience." --David Fisco, Datamation, September 2000.

"a practical and detailed guide to designing and building firewalls and to configuring Internet services to work with firewalls." --www.sourcemagazine.com, September 2000

"a practical and detailed guide that provides step-by-step explanations of how to design and install firewalls." --Acorn User, Oct. 2000

Building Internet Firewalls, Second Edition: Fatbrain Favorite, Nov 2000

"A very solid guide for the serious Internet techie." --Gordon Sumner, Freelance Informer, Sept 15, 2000

"a practical and detailed guide that provides step-by-step explanations of how to design and build firewalls, and how to configure Internet services to work with a firewall." --Boardwatch Oct 2000


"The eagerly awaited second edition of the classic text on firewalls now covers Linux, WinNT, and a variety of firewall technologies unknown when the first edition was written. This is obviously a book for professionals, and among professionals this will be the first book to turn to. Still a classic, and indispensable for any technical library." --Netsurfer Digest: Vol. 06, #25, July 2000

"In the vast and varied universe of computer books, only a few stand out as the best in their subject areas. Building Internet Firewalls is one of those. It's deep, yet carefully focused, so that almost anything you might want to know about firewall strategies for protecting networks is here. In addition, there's lots of information on the reasons that we build firewalls in the first place, which is to say the security risks that come with Internet connectivity. You'll learn a great deal about Internet services and the protocols that provide them as you follow this book's recommendations for stifling attacks." --David Wall, Amazon.com

(Authors) create a resource providing the theoretical underpinnings of Internet Firewalls..they provide enough information for the audience to make optimal purchasing, architecture, and configuration decisionsuseful to not only systems administrators, but also the people who manage them. Any organization should benefit from having one resource as a starting point, regardless of technical experience."-- David Fisco, Datamation, September 2000.

"a practical and detailed guide to designing and building firewalls and to configuring Internet services to work with firewalls."-www.sourcemagazine.com, September 2000

"a practical and detailed guide that provides step-by-step explanations of how to design and install firewalls."-Acorn User, Oct. 2000