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What can you tell me about firewalls?

What can you tell me about firewalls?

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A firewall is a set of related programs, located at a network gateway server, that protects the resources of a private network from users from other networks. (The term also implies the security policy that is used with the programs.) An enterprise with an intranet that allows its workers access to the wider Internet installs a firewall to prevent outsiders from accessing its own private data resources and for controlling what outside resources its own users have access to.

This link provides a lot more information on firewalls, including product reviews and security strategies, that I think will help.

This was first published in September 2004

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