Relationships Among Firewall Perimeters


Welcome to Relationships Among Firewall Perimeters. When we use the term firewall, we refer
to a device or application used to isolate our network from other networks. Just as a physical firewall in a
multi-family dwelling prevents a fire from moving from one home to another, a network firewall
prevents unauthorized users or messages from moving from one network or operating
system to another. The firewall blocks the intrusion of
software that has been specifically designed to damage or disrupt an
operating system or network. This type of software is called malware, which is
short for malicious software. Some examples of malware include viruses and trojans. It’s important to understand that firewalls can be implemented as hardware, software, or as a combination of the two. Applications can run on dedicated firewall devices, servers, or clients. A strong network defense strategy would
include all of these options. Network classifications. Trusted networks are: inside the network security perimeter and the networks you’re trying to protect. Semi-trusted networks may: allow access
to some database materials and email, not be used for confidential or
proprietary information, and include DNS proxy and modem servers. Untrusted networks are: referred to as
the demilitarized zone or DMZ yet are often anything but, outside of your security perimeter, and outside of your control. You have completed this learning
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