Chapter 14. Going Beyond Basic Firewall Features

Modern firewalls provide a wide variety of significant services to the end user, whether it is a personal firewall or a network firewall used to protect an enterprise network. Firewall capabilities have increased dramatically over the past few years, and they have quickly become a nexus of security services to a network (or an individual machine). This increase of capabilities has caused firewall administrators to reevaluate and in some cases redefine the expectations of what a firewall can do. At the same time, however, firewalls are not complete solution, and there are limits to how effectively a firewall can provide many advanced features. This chapter explores many of the advanced features ...

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