SecurID and admin firewalls at U Toronto - a rough timeline: 1993-2015



Windows 3.11, Mac System 7 : 1993


1993-Nov : first AMS firewall is built on an idle Sun 3/280 (Filter)

1994 :

1994-Sep : IBM-RS6000s and Cisco-4000s.

1994-Oct : R3verify

1994-Nov : SecurID added to Filter, Poort.

1994-Dec : Gaat gets X.25 link to SAP Inc.


Netscape Navigator : 1994

Windows 95, SSH, Rogers WAVE : 1995

Mac OS 8, google.com : 1997

Windows 98, Apple iMac : 1998


1998-Aug : Splash (Rogers WAVE - Internet over tv-cable)

1999-Feb : Filter (Sun3) powered down.


Mac OS 9, OpenSSH : 1999


2000-Mar : local mods to FWTK to add date+time-based access windows.

2000-May : generic Intel systems purchased to upgrade all hardware.

2000-Dec : CAN firewall pair (fan + tan)

AMS was planning to use Windows-based software. It had been decided to keep AMS Windows servers isolated from the AIX servers. The CAN firewall pair was built to isolate those Windows servers.


Windows XP, Mac OS X, Apple iPod : 2001


2002-Feb : Splash configured with IPsec.


OS X Safari : 2003

Mozilla Firefox : 2004

YouTube : 2005


2005-Mar : Splash with OpenVPN.

2006-Oct : RAG firewall pair (dish + mop)


Windows Vista, SSH-2 : 2006


2007-Jan : new SecurID server pair (rascal + sneaky)


Apple iPhone : 2007

Google Chrome : 2008


2009-Sep : VMware ESX/ESXi launched at EIS.


Windows 7 : 2009

Oracle buys SUN : 2010

Mac OS X 10.7 : 2011

Windows 8 : 2012


2013-fall : eToken (replacement for SecurID) rolls out.

2013-Nov : RAG firewall moved to VMware ESXi.


Windows 10 : 2015


2015-Sep : Poort/Splash/CAN/Gaat/SecurID hardware retired.