[maemo-developers] Security Guidance for N800 OS development

From: Ed Okerson ed at okerson.com
Date: Wed Feb 21 01:53:16 EET 2007
> Maybe the target market for 770 and N800 does not include the business
> market, but If Nokia is at all interested in penetrating that market for
> a device like the N800 Nokia will surely have to come up with a very
> strong  offering with respect to device security. Otherwise the CIO's of
> the world  will not let this device into their network perimeter, at
> least not knowingly.

Any CIO that relys on firewall software on the end-user device is an
idiot.  Companies rely on dedicated firewalls AT the network perimeter,
Nokia makes those as well, see:


The 770/N800 devices are not routers, IP connections to them are destined
for ports that are open on that specific device.  Now, if you want to turn
a 770 or N800 into a router, that can be done, but that is definately
outside the scope of what the device is intended for.

Ed Okerson

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