Firewalls

Jumpstart for Network and Systems Administrators

By

  • John Vacca, Renowned author of Computer and Information Security Handbook 2E ISBN: 9780123943972
  • Scott Ellis, Independent Consultant, Chicago, IL, U.S.A.

In this book, you will gain extensive hands-on experience installing and configuring a firewall. You will also learn how to allow access to key Web services while maintaining your organization's security, as well as how to implement firewall-to-firewall virtual private networks (VPNs). You will learn how to build a firewall to protect your network; provide access to HTTP and FTP services on the Internet, and implement publicly accessible servers without compromising security. Furthermore, throughout the book, extensive hands-on examples provide you with practical experience in establishing security with firewalls. Examples include, but are not limited to: Installing and configuring Check Point FireWall-1; scanning to validate configuration using ISS Internet Scanner; configuring the firewall to support simple and complex Web services; setting up a packet filtering router; enhancing firewall configurations to support split-DNS; authenticating remote users; and protecting browsers and servers with a proxy-based firewall.
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Audience

System administrators, government computer security officials, network administrators

 

Book information

  • Published: December 2004
  • Imprint: DIGITAL PRESS
  • ISBN: 978-1-55558-297-5


Table of Contents

Firewalls: What Are They?; Type Of Security Policy; Firewall Types; Choosing The Right Firewall; Firewall Topologies; Installation Preparation; Firewall Configuration; Simple Policy Implementation; Complex Services Management; Filtering Content; Publicly Accessible Servers Implementation; Architecture Selection; External Servers Protection; Firewall Architecture DNS Customization; Network Address Translation (NAT) Deployment; Privacy And Authentication; Tunneling: Firewall-to-Firewall; Auditing And Logging; Firewall Administration; Summary, Conclusions, and Recommendations