Goncalves, Marcus Firewalls (Complete)

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Firewalls (Complete)

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What's the best way to ensure Internet security? With firewalls. And the best way to learn firewall installation and maintenance from A to Z? This info-packed guide covers virtually all firewall techniques, technologies, and brands -- and even includes a blueprint for designing your own.

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The only complete reference on network computer security!
To cope with the various threats and dangers on the Internet, several security mechanisms were developed. The most popular is firewalls - the best method for securing a computer system or network. FIREWALLS COMPLETE by Marcus Goncalves is the a single resource to turn to for the latest, most complete information on firewall technologies, strategies, and all the main firewall products on the market.

FIREWALLS COMPLETE adds a new level to a professional's expertise by discussing all the components that makes the Internet, and any other network, unsecured. It describes and explains the protocols, standards, and APIs used on internetworking, as well as the security mechanisms, from cryptograph to firewalls. The included CD-ROM contains a complete review of the major firewall products available on the market, a selection of tools and applications, and more than 15 firewall demos.

Many of the important parts and features of firewalls are recent innovations, and thus were never covered in academic environments. Aimed primarily at network administrators, Internet managers, as well as anyone in need of a comprehensive reference about firewalls, FIREWALLS COMPLETE is written in a conversational style with practical information, tips, and cautions to help the Internet, network, and security administrator handle their tasks and responsibilities.

FIREWALLS COMPLETE is organized in three parts. Part I, "Introducing TCP/IP and the Need for Security: Firewalls" is a reference section that covers the rationale for having security at a site, Internet threats, security concepts, and firewall fundaments. Part II, "Firewall Implementations and Limitations" covers aspects involving firewall implementations considering the security limitations and advantages of plugging in security. It discusses how to use the various types of firewalls for the many different environments, and what to use where and how. Part III, "Firewall Resource Guide," provides an extensive resource guide on firewalls. It discusses the major firewall technologies and brands, their advantages and disadvantages, what to watch for, what to avoid, as well as what to look for in a firewall product.

Additionally, there are complete appendixes. These include a list of firewall vendors and products, a list of firewall utilities, a bibliography on firewall reading materials such as white papers and articles, and a webliography on firewalls that provides a list of URL links to sites offering general and technical information about firewalls and proxy servers.

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