Chapter 5. Broadband Routers and Firewalls

Depending on the report you want to accept, between 53 percent and 62 percent of Internet access in the United States is provided by broadband connections. Outside the United States, broadband access percentages can exceed 75 percent of all Internet access methods (http://www.websiteoptimization.com/bw/0511/).

Although broadband Internet access provides for increased download speeds and an explosion of Internet-based services and resources, it also introduces some unique problems to the small office/home office (SOHO) and home user markets. With dialup connections, the need to protect the resources accessing the Internet is not considered as critical, because systems are rarely left connected to the ...

Get Firewall Fundamentals now with the O’Reilly learning platform.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from nearly 200 publishers.