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  • *** Essential Checkpoint Firewall-1 An Installation, Configuration, and Troubleshooting Guide
    by Dameon D. Welch-Abernathy
    Our Price: $31.49
    Addison-Wesley Pub Co (January 15, 2002) 544 pages

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    5 out of 5 stars The Best Checkpoint Reference on the Market, January 30, 2002
    Reviewer: jdw730 from AZ USA

    Phoneboy's web site is already the first place to check for Firewall 1 issues. When we heard he was publishing a book, we immediately bought it. This book is the most comprehensive, complete, and accurate technical reference on Checkpoint Firewall 1. If you are running Checkpoint, this HAS to be in your library. There is a reference to every problem and tweak we have ever had to do, plus some we are going to do after reading this book. Checkpoint's Technical support is expensive and horrible, so this book gives you all the info you need to run a stable and secure Firewall. This book contains screenshots, and step by step instructions for everything you need relating to Firewall 1.
 Excerpt from Essential Checkpoint Firewall-1 An Installation, Configuration, and Troubleshooting Guide Essential Checkpoint Firewall-1 An Installation, Configuration, and Troubleshooting Guide
    **** Building Internet Firewalls
    by Elizabeth D. Zwicky, Simon Cooper, D. Brent Chapman, Deborah Russell
    Amazon price: $35.96
    Paperback - 869 pages 2nd edition (January 15, 2000)
    O'Reilly & Associates; ISBN: 1565928717 ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.62 x 9.21 x 7.05 Sales Rank: 606
    Avg. Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
    Number of Reviews: 7
    Linux Firewalls
    Robert Ziegler / Paperback / Published 1999
    Amazon price: $31.99 ~ You Save: $8.00 (20%)
    Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars

    4 out of 5 stars Real Practical Solutions
    Reviewer: Phil Lavigna  1_stripes from San Diego, CA      December 4, 1999

    This author has been providing a great service to the Linux community with his Firewall Design Tool... I've used it to configure several firewalls with outstanding results (from portscans). I also purchased this book even though I never put the two names together until I saw an ad linking the two. Linux Firewalls isn't one of those books you read by the fireplace, but it's full of specific solutions to specific issues that all networks face. I appreciate the author's knowledge and recommend his website and book to Linux users.

    **** Building Linux and OpenBSD Firewalls
    Wes Sonnenreich, Tom Yates / Paperback / Published 1999
    Amazon price: $44.99 (Not Yet Published)
    Paperback - 512 pages (October 1999)
    John Wiley & Sons; ISBN: 0471353663 Sales Rank: 21,022
    Also by the same author: Web Developer.Com Guide to Search Engines
    Wes Sonnenreich, Tim MacInta / Paperback / Published 1998
    Amazon price: $27.99 ~ You Save: $7.00 (20%)
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    **** Firewalls and Internet Security : Repelling the Wily Hacker (Addison-Wesley Professional Computing) ~ Usually ships in 24 hours
    William R. Cheswick, Steven M. Bellovin / Paperback / Published 1994
    Amazon price: $35.95 Sales Rank: 7,911
    Avg. Customer Review: ****+
    Number of Reviews: 3
    Slightly outdated, but still pretty decent. Read an interview with William R Cheswick. The second edition should be available in 2000 
    Firewalls and Internet Security : Repelling the Wily Hacker (Addison-Wesley Professional Computing Series)
    William R. Cheswick, Steven M. Bellovin (Contributor) / Paperback / Published 2000
    Amazon price: $36.95 (Not Yet Published -- On Order)
    **** Building Internet Firewalls ~ Usually ships in 24 hours
    D. Brent Chapman, et al / Paperback / Published 1995
    Amazon price: $26.36

    Good practical guide that contain protolol by protocol coverage. Treatment is different form Cheswick & Bellovin so I recommend using both books.

    D. Brent Chapman is the manager of the Firewalls Mailing List.

    Web site: Building Internet Firewalls

    *** Pcweek Intranet and Internet Firewalls Strategies
    Ronald Sharp, et al / Paperback / Published 1996
    Amazon price: $23.99 ~ You Save: $6.00 (20%)
    Good discussion of  the TCP-IP protocol
    *** Internet Firewalls and Network Security
    Chris Hare, Karanjit Siyan / Paperback / Published 1996
    ??? Computer Security Policies and SunScreen Firewalls ~ Usually ships in 2-3 days
    Kathryn M. Walker, Linda Croswhite Cavanaugh / Paperback / Published 1998
    Amazon price: $32.00
    Firewalls Complete (Complete Series) ~ Usually ships in 24 hours
    Marcus Goncalves / Paperback / Published 1998
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    Here is one (well written) review:  
    [email protected] , January 22, 1999 *
    What a piece of junk!
    This book is poorly written, poorly organized and filled with spelling and factual mistakes. I had to read through the whole thing as part of a corporate project and I wish I had never touched this book! The author has a shallow understanding at best of many of the topics he covers. The unfortunate fact is that people who do not have an advance understanding of the topic may believe that the content is accurate.

    If you already have an understanding of the basic concepts of security, avoid this book; you will not learn anything new. If you are trying to understand these ideas for the first time, your money is better spent elsewhere.


    ??? Protecting Your Web Site With Firewalls ~ Usually ships in 24 hours
    Marcus Goncalves, Vinicius A. Goncalves / Paperback / Published 1997
    Amazon price: $49.00
    Firewalls 24*seven
    Matthew Strebe / Paperback / Published 1999
    Amazon price: $34.99

    Firewalls Clearly Explained (Clearly Explained)
    Paul Robertson, et al / Paperback / Published 1999
    Amazon price: $39.95
    Intranet Firewalls
    Scott Fuller, Kevin Pagan
    Keeping Your Site Comfortably Secure: An Introduction to Internet Firewalls



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