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Essential Check Point™ FireWall-1® NG: An Installation, Configuration, and Troubleshooting Guide by Dameon D. Welch-Abernathy

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Developing a Site-Wide Security Policy

A security policy is the critical first step toward securing your organization's network. It lays the overall foundation of how your organization approaches security issues. It explains what resources are important, who is responsible for those resources, and the general guidelines on how your organization will protect those resources. It does not go into detail about how this policy is enforced, which is often decided by the security administrators.

Firewalls are a technical tool used to enforce the security policy. A firewall is not the only tool that can be used to enforce a security policy, but it plays a major role in many organizations. With a clearly defined policy, you will know precisely who will ...

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