If you're new to the network security business, one of the areas that you need to get a good understanding of is network firewalls. While there are many in the industry who claim that firewalls are on the way out, don't you believe it. It might be true that many of the services that are hosted on the corpnet will be moved into the "cloud" in the future, one thing that cannot be moved into the "cloud" is network security. That means firewalls will always be part of your network environment.
Given that firewalls are not gone and aren't going away, you need to have a good handle on them. Tony Northrup did a nice job on this article that give you an overview of firewalls and how firewalls work.
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Thomas W Shinder, M.D., MCSE
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