Improving Ease of Use

The first firewall toolkit that Marcus Ranum released allowed users and organizations to deploy their own firewalls. Over time, firewalls proved extremely popular and successful. With this success came a variety of commercial solutions. Today there are literally hundreds of vendors selling various versions of firewall technologies. The technologies are constantly being improved upon, making firewalls more effective and easier to use.

The history of firewall development and adoption is a useful analogy for that of honeypot technologies. As more organizations adopt them within their environment, honeypots will become a more popular and successful mechanism. More vendors will begin developing and improving honeypot solutions, ...

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