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A firewall is as good as its policies and the security of its VPN connections. The latest generation of firewalls offers a dizzying array of powerful options; they key to success is to write concise policies that provide the appropriate level of access while maximizing security.
This book covers the leading firewall products: Cisco PIX, Check Point NGX, Microsoft ISA Server, Juniper’s NetScreen Firewall, and SonicWall. It describes in plain English what features can be controlled by a policy, and walks the reader through the steps for writing the policy to fit the objective. Because of their vulnerability and their complexity, VPN policies are covered in more depth with numerous tips for troubleshooting remote connections.
· The only book that focuses on creating policies that apply to multiple products.
· Included is a bonus chapter on using Ethereal, the most popular protocol analyzer, to monitor and analyze network traffic.
· Shows what features can be controlled by a policy, and walks you through the steps for writing the policy to fit the objective at hand
The security provided by firewalls and VPNs is only as strong as the protocol rules and policies that administrators create. This book covers the leading firewall products, describing in plain English what features can be controlled by a policy and taking the reader through the steps for writing the policy to fit the objective.
Posted May 24, 2008
I have read many books and tutorials to understand SSH tunnels. The book has done justice in explaning the topic. The chapter on VPN has been explained in great depth providing pros and cons of each VPN.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.