Observations of the Realm of Mush-Mouthed Media

One thing you can never take for granted is that the overwhelming majority of “writers” and especially “journalists” don’t know which end eats when it comes to the subjects they write about. I’m sure you’ve noticed this when you read newspaper articles about subjects they you’re very well acquainted with and find that the “journalist” has completed misinterpreted the facts or just got them blatently wrong.

I ran into this today at http://rcpmag.com/features/article.aspx?editorialsid=1780

This article is supposed to be about Symantec and Microsoft, but I really wasn’t interested in that. What I was interested with this:

“Perhaps more intriguing for enterprise partners, though, is the battle emerging for the systems-management side of the security market. Microsoft, as it so often does, is pitching product and platform integration as a major selling point for Forefront, which includes a client-security offering and components for Exchange Server, SharePoint Server and Office Communications Server, as well as Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2006, a gateway server designed to protect against Internet-based threats. Partners can sell each of the components separately or sell them together as a package.”

Hey dumb*ss journalist, guess what? The ISA Firewall isn’t a “gateway server” anymore than Check Point is a “food server”. No the ISA Firewall is a FIREWALL. And one the most secure FIREWALLS on the market today.

Why don’t these “journalists” do just a little bit of research before they go making fools of themselves? If you do a Google Search on ISA Firewall you get 2,220,000 hits, providing strong evidence that the ISA Firewall is a firewall. Maybe that’s why we call it the ISA Firewall?

Wow, everything is starting to make sense again…



Thomas W Shinder, M.D.
Site: www.isaserver.org

Blog: http://blogs.isaserver.org/shinder/
Book: http://tinyurl.com/3xqb7

Email: [email protected]

MVP — Microsoft Firewalls (ISA)

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