Can a firewall be set up to stop and input or output from a specified application?
Posted on 2007-08-12
If one is running an application, say an Electronic Medical Record, which is not ASP; it runs on the workstations and accesses the database from the server. The workstations connect to the Internet through the server, and the server connects via a switch -> router -> cable modem. Router = PIX 501.
Rumor has it that the developer of the EMR has written code into the latest upgrade whereby he can disconnect the program via the Internet.
I remember that software firewalls such as ZoneAlarm, etc. can stop traffic in and out to a certain software program. But, it also popped up quite a bit on programs that you wanted to obtain access to the Internet such as antivirus programs or Outlook, etc. Is there a way to block assess to a program via a hardware firewall or via a software firewall either on the server or on each client computer wihtout affected other programs? The program isn't actually running on the server, just the databases.