Routed IP behind PIX

Posted on 2011-04-28
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Last Modified: 2012-08-14
we have pool of routed IPs (public) from the day the internet came, most of our server and PC are with public IPs.
we have a firewall and have access-list to deny all ports  and allow the prots which we want.
is it something wrong to have public IP eventhough we have firewall?
 An  IT guy came on board and  started to talk all gig talk.
my argument was that we have forewall and blocking the ports why do we hav eto have NAted IP?
i would appreciate your expert comments and advice.
Question by:pdsmicro
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Ernie Beek earned 2000 total points
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If you have enough public ip's it isn't really a problem, but (there's allways a but :)

Using private ip's on your local network and natting them to a public address adds an extra layer of security to the network. If it was only for the simple fact that private ip's cannot be routed over the internet. One configuration fault or a glitch/bug in the firewall and your completely open to the internet. Whilst with NAT you still have a basic 'protection' left.

So personally I don't see it as an issue, as long as it's very well administered.

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