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Network Security, Firewalls, and VPNs by J. Michael Stewart

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Chapter 5. Network Security Implementation

IMPLEMENTATION is the act of designing, installing, deploying, and configuring network security. This chapter focuses on the foundations of network security essential to every organization, from an individual computer at home to a multinational corporation's network. The foundations of security apply universally no matter the size, purpose, or function of computers and networking.

The foundations of network security include layered defenses, proper use of protocols, communication management, system hardening, and more. Based on some common, often simple, principles, you can significantly improve your organization's computer systems. Following the suggestions in this chapter will reduce the risk of system ...

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