Tag: firewall

Firewall – Defending Networks

In network security today, a firewall may be a software or hardware that makes a barrier between our internal network and untrusted external network. You can look at the firewall as a set of related programs that enforce an access control policy between two or more networks.

firewallThe name “firewall” is very strange, it has been originally used to describe the segment that separated the engine compartment from the interior of an automobile. In the networking world firewall is the first line of defense and the technology that will allow us to segment the network in physically separate subnetworks.