Description: This introduction to firewalls explains the basic concepts behind this software security system. It also gives you details about various firewall layers, ports, and configurations.
Author: Russ King
Publisher: TechSoup, a project of CompuMentor
Date Published: Mar 23, 2003
Date Posted: Dec 22, 2005
Copyright: Copyright 2004, TechSoup, a project of CompuMentor
As the popularity of broadband has increased, firewalls have been gaining increasing media attention. Suddenly you and your network have an open door to the Internet, a place that is rife with hackers, criminals, and various other ne’er-do-wells — at least that is what I hear. This report is designed to introduce you to firewalls.
As with all technology, you need a basic understanding of firewalls or you will end up with something that may or may not be the right solution for your library.