Re: Check Point boss snipes at Microsoft's security

Re: Check Point boss snipes at Microsoft's security
Re: Check Point boss snipes at Microsoft's security

Forwarded from: security curmudgeon 

: By Raphael Fogel
: Check Point's chief executive has taken a swing at rival Microsoft, 
: saying its security products leave a lot to be desired.
: Gil Shwed, also founder of the firewall vendor, made his remarks during 
: a lecture on the global security market, before a group of network 
: security managers at an IDC security conference in Israel.
: "Microsoft has been in the security market for more than ten years. It 
: has firewall, VPN, anti-virus capabilities and disk encryption," Shwed 
: said. "But it doesn't have the leading products in any of them, and 
: apparently, the management and integration levels of its products is 
: unsatisfactory."

Why do security vendors insist on waving their virtual penis like this? 
Check Point, the same vendor with a steady stream of vulnerabilities in 
their enterprise/corporate products since 1998, possibly earlier? The same 
maker of Zone Alarm, their personal firewall that is a "$50-million-a-year 
business" that has had vulnerabilities published since 2000?

: He refrained from mentioning other rivals like Cisco and Juniper. But he 
: did say that security managers at major enterprises don't want to delve 
: into the nuts and bolts of the security systems and components under 
: offer. What they really want is a certificate guaranteeing that the 
: security systems and components meet the regulations.
: They want to know their systems will be safe. They care less how that's 
: achieved.

Meeting regulations and 'being safe' are NOT mutually inclusive.

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