Implementing firewalls are an effective security control to defend your organization’s network and mitigate risk. They permit or deny network traffic based on a set of rules defined by your organization. In this way, firewalls protect networks from unauthorized access while allowing legitimate communications to pass through.
Though they do not solve all security issues, firewalls are often the first line of defense for an organization’s networks. But they require regular care and attention. This whitepaper will discuss firewall positioning, types, features, best practices, and limitations to provide guidance on effective firewall implementation.
In this white paper, we'll cover:
- Firewall positioning
- Types of firewalls
- Best practices