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Rosie667

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What are the basic types of firewalls?
« on: 15. April 2011., 07:33:18 »
Conceptually, there are three types of firewalls:

Network layer
Application layer
Hybrids
They are not as different as you might think, and latest technologies are blurring the distinction to the point where it's no longer clear if either one is ``better'' or ``worse.'' As always, you need to be careful to pick the type that meets your needs.

Which is which depends on what mechanisms the firewall uses to pass traffic from one security zone to another. The International Standards Organization (ISO) Open Systems Interconnect (OSI) model for networking defines seven layers, where each layer provides services that ``higher-level'' layers depend on. In order from the bottom, these layers are physical, data link, network, transport, session, presentation, application.

The important thing to recognize is that the lower-level the forwarding mechanism, the less examination the firewall can perform. Generally speaking, lower-level firewalls are faster, but are easier to fool into doing the wrong thing.

These days, most firewalls fall into the ``hybrid'' category, which do network filtering as well as some amount of application inspection. The amount changes depending on the vendor, product, protocol and version, so some level of digging and/or testing is often necessary.

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What are the basic types of firewalls?
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Re: What are the basic types of firewalls?
« Reply #1 on: 30. April 2011., 22:51:12 »
 There are two types of firewalls:
1) Network layer;
2) Application layer.
which implement various types of security policies. The firewall itself is immune to penetration to it's security.

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Re: What are the basic types of firewalls?
« Reply #2 on: 11. January 2012., 07:51:40 »
Conceptually, there are two types of firewalls:

1.
    Network layer
2.
    Application layer

They are not as different as you might think, and latest technologies are blurring the distinction to the point where it's no longer clear if either one is ``better'' or ``worse.'' As always, you need to be careful to pick the type that meets your needs.

Which is which depends on what mechanisms the firewall uses to pass traffic from one security zone to another. The International Standards Organization (ISO) Open Systems Interconnect (OSI) model for networking defines seven layers, where each layer provides services that ``higher-level'' layers depend on. In order from the bottom, these layers are physical, data link, network, transport, session, presentation, application.

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Re: What are the basic types of firewalls?
« Reply #3 on: 06. February 2012., 06:16:41 »
Following are the basic types of firewalls:
1.Network layer : make their decisions based on the source address, destination address and ports in individual IP packets.

2.Application layer : host running proxy servers.Do not permits traffics directly between networks.

3.Proxy : traffic does not flow through a proxy.  Computers establish a connection to the proxy,  serving as an intermediary.

4.UTM(UNIFIED THREAT MANAGEMENT) : These devices permit integration, convenience and protection from threats and are especially valuable to small and medium-sized businesses.

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Re: What are the basic types of firewalls?
« Reply #4 on: 17. July 2012., 18:43:34 »
This is when you set up the application program onto a individual pc and set up it so that it functions as a entry into your system. For this settings to perform the application pc must be between the system and the world wide web and it must be fixed with two system cards.

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Re: What are the basic types of firewalls?
« Reply #5 on: 11. March 2013., 18:08:43 »
What is the main function of network layer?

 

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