Hackerproof - The LuciGate Firewall is a piece of dedicated hardware (sometimes referred to as a Firewall Appliance) that sits between your network and the outside world. Without its smartcard key, it will not allow ANY data to pass through it. It is not based on a PC and it cannot be configured remotely. This is a deliberate design feature - THE LUCIGATE FIREWALL WILL NOT RESPOND TO ANYTHING. In fact users of the network will not know that it is there. Because it will not respond to network messages, it cannot be interfered with. Only the smartcard key holds the setup information, and the outside world has no access to it.