Chapter 11. Managing Firewalls

This chapter looks at the management of firewalls. From the perspective of the small office/home user, the firewall is a single device that protects the home network from malicious traffic—it keeps out the “bad stuff” and provides the end user a more secure online experience. For the enterprise, the firewall can be both an inbound filter as well as an outbound filter depending on how the security policy calls for enforcing the edge network. Either way, the firewall (or in the case of enterprises, possibly firewalls) must be managed in one fashion or another. Typically, most manufacturers rely these days on a web interface. In the home market, this stems from the fact that a graphical user interface (GUI) is more ...

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