Firewalls For Dummies, 2nd Edition

  • 7h 9m
  • Brian Komar, Joern Wettern, Ronald Beekelaar
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2003

Keep your network safe from viruses, saboteurs, eavesdroppers, and other bad guys. We don’t want to scare you, but “they” are out there! Don’t venture into lawless cyberspace without this trusty guide. It’ll help you evaluate the danger, understand how firewalls work, control what goes in or out, and choose the right firewall product for your home or business. You’re bound to sleep better!

About the Authors

Brian Komar owns a network security consulting firm.

Ronald Beekelaar is a security and firewall implementation trainer.

Joern Wettern, Ph.D., has advised both small and multi-national businesses.

In this Book

  • Firewalls For Dummies, 2nd Edition
  • Introduction
  • Why Do You Need a Firewall?
  • IP Addressing and Other TCP/IP Basics
  • Understanding Firewall Basics
  • Understanding Firewall Not-So-Basics
  • “The Key Is under the Mat” and Other Common Attacks
  • Developing Policies
  • Establishing Rules for Simple Protocols
  • Designing Advanced Protocol Rules
  • Configuring “Employees Only” and Other Specific Rules
  • Setting Up Firewalls for SOHO or Personal Use
  • Creating Demilitarized Zones with a Single Firewall
  • Designing Demilitarized Zones with Multiple Firewalls
  • Using Windows as a Firewall
  • Configuring Linux as a Firewall
  • Configuring Personal Firewalls: ZoneAlarm, BlackICE, and Norton Personal Firewall
  • Microsoft’s Firewall: Internet Security and Acceleration Server
  • The Champ: Check Point FireWall-1 Next Generation
  • Choosing a Firewall That Meets Your Needs
  • Ten Tools You Can’t Do Without
  • Ten Web Sites to Visit


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