Firewall Fundamentals by Wes Noonan, Ido Dubrawsky
Publisher: Cisco Press; 1st edition (June 2, 2006) | ISBN-10: 1587052210 | CHM | 10 Mb | 408 pages


— An easy-to-read introduction to the most commonly deployed network security device — Understand the threats firewalls are

designed to protect against — Learn basic firewall architectures, practical deployment scenarios, and common management and

troubleshooting tasks — Includes configuration, deployment, and management checklists Increasing reliance on the Internet in

both work and home environments has radically increased the vulnerability of computing systems to attack from a wide variety

of threats. Firewall technology continues to be the most prevalent form of protection against existing and new threats to

computers and networks. A full understanding of what firewalls can do, how they can be deployed to maximum effect, and the

differences among firewall types can make the difference between continued network integrity and complete network or

computer failure. Firewall Fundamentals introduces readers to firewall concepts and explores various commercial and open

source firewall implementations--including Cisco, Linksys, and Linux--allowing network administrators and small office/home

office computer users to effectively choose and configure their devices. Firewall Fundamentals is written in clear and easy-to-

understand language and helps novice users understand what firewalls are and how and where they are used. It introduces

various types of firewalls, first conceptually and then by explaining how different firewall implementations actually work. It also

provides numerous implementation examples, demonstrating the use of firewalls in both personal and business-related

scenarios, and explains how a firewall should be installed and configured. Additionally, generic firewall troubleshooting

methodologies and common management tasks are clearly defined and explained[/align]