CMGT400 University of Phoenix Firewalls and Evasion Discussion

Due Thursday

Respond to the following in a minimum of 250 words:

A firewall is a device that prevents unauthorized access to a host or a network either from within the corporate environment or coming from the public network, like the internet. Generally, there are two types of firewalls. A hardware firewall takes the form of a closed proprietary appliance with its own operating system. This is considered faster but a bit expensive. A software firewall is installed on a computer and it utilizes the computer’s operating system. Firewalls either hardware or software use rules to filter incoming and outgoing traffic to the network.

In your initial post,

  • REFER TO ADDITIONAL RESOURCES below and to the rubric.
  • Discuss how you use firewalls to support organizational security at the perimeter.
  • Describe the functions included in a NextGen firewall/unified threat management device
  • Discuss how you use software firewalls to protect end point devices (servers, desktops, and laptops)
  • Describe software tools you could use to assess the security of the firewalls used to protect your organization’s computer architecture.
  • Describe ways users can bypass firewalls and web filtering to reach blocked sites.

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