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DSL, point to point possible? Secure?

By ralphg_hoo ·
I have a company proposing to host my business website, which will require a link to my local database. They claim that an inexpensive DSL line is all that is needed, and will be secure. Is this correct? I am worried that I should have a firewall between my database and the external (dsl) connection

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by otto3 In reply to DSL, point to point possi ...

The DSL link between the two locations is provided by the phone company. That's relatively secure if it's only used for database access from your website. The ISP, you, and the phone company have access to the link. If the data requires higher level of security, or don't trust the phone company, then use encryption between the two locations. Talk to your ISP, they can set it up with no problem.
Using the same DSL link for internet access from your location, that's another story. That would require a firewall, with the ports open for the database server. Use Check Point Firewall-1, which can limit access to those ports based on IP addresses.

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by ralphg_hoo In reply to DSL, point to point possi ...
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by ideafixer In reply to DSL, point to point possi ...

I use DSL on one end and ISDN on another over the internet then use NAT to point the addresses internally for a PcAnywhere connection.. if that applies.

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