A Firewall is a piece of hardware and/or software which functions in a networked environment to prevent some communications forbidden by the security policy, analogous to the function of firewalls in building construction. A firewall is also called a Border Protection Device (BPD), or packet filter in BSD contexts. A firewall has the basic task of controlling traffic between different zones of trust.
The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard requires merchants and transaction processors to protect customer data, and firewalls play a major role in the process. This paper was written by Matt Sarrello, CISSP, contributing editor at Ziff Davis Enterprise and Michael Steinhart, senior editor at Ziff Davis Enterprise.
Enabling IT equipment vendors to perform remote service on your data centers helps maximize uptime and lower TCO—but at what risk? Dial-up modems and VPNs introduce security vulnerabilities and lack sufficient auditing capabilities—making it virtually impossible to track external access and maintain data center security. Download this white paper to learn how you can manage security risks, lower service-related costs, achieve regulatory and internal compliance, and more.
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Published Date: Jan 22, 2013
Keeping track of 10,000+ of anything is a management nightmare. With ongoing compliance and evolving attacks against vulnerable endpoint devices, getting a handle on managing endpoints becomes more important.