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Capcom Announces Unreplayable Game 535

Hatta writes "Resident Evil: Mercenaries 3D for the Nintendo 3DS will be an experience that can be completed once per customer. Using a single, unwipable save slot Capcom ensures that a second hand customer gets a second rate experience. If you buy this game used, you will be stuck with the previous owner's progress, unable to start the game fresh."

Comment PA Networks (Score 1) 414

Well, part of what you're describing can be bought today.
Appliances from Palo Alto Networks do just that : User awareness, L7 identification (even in SSL) so that allowing TCP 80 or 443 doesn't mean allowing everything, ...

They still lack many things from Checkpoint/Juniper/Cisco (PBR or IPSec aren't fully there yet IMHO) but they're quite impressive.
On some tests I did, it was able to see random encrypted UDP P2P packets as "Bittorrent". Not to mention that many webapps are seen as protocols (gmail, gmail chat, mail.ru, yahoo finance, etc...)

Kinda weird to define security policies by user|group/application instead of IP/port. (you can still do that if it makes you feel more comfortable: use RFC ports or self-defined ports)

Sexy HW architecture with FPGAs and dedicated CPUs for each tasks, nice web interface with reporting: it's a real gap from a typical appliance firewall, but it costs an arm and a leg...

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