Nov 26, 2009

Firewall Features


  • Monitoring inbound and outbound traffic.
  • User’s authentication.
  • Ports blocking
  • Bandwidth management
  • Logging
  • NAT (Network Address Translation)
  • Antivirus
  • Spam Filtering
  • URL Screening
  • Web caching
  • Centralized management
  • SSL
  • VPN
  • Email Security
  • IP Spoofing
  • Blocks Intrusion attempts
  • Blocks viruses, spyware and other web threats.
  • HTTP Filtering
  • MAC Address filtering
  • Remote administration
  • Ports Scanning
  • Application monitoring
  • IP Address ban list
  • Application Layer Filtering
Before selecting a firewall product you should consider the following things
  • Do you prefer software firewall or hardware?
  • How many concurrent connections you require.
  • Do you need high availability?
  • What VPN protocols do you want to use.
  • Which level of security does your network require?
  • How many VPN tunnels do you need to run concurrently?
  • What type of user interface do you prefer?
  • Authentication features.

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