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

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Chapter 9. Firewall Management and Security Concerns

FIREWALL MANAGEMENT is about focusing on the essential security goals of the environment and making sure the deployed firewalls assist in fulfilling those goals. Following general best practices will help ensure compliance with care and due diligence. Realize that while a firewall is very important, even essential, firewalls are not the totality of security; you'll need other security safeguards to create a complete solution.

When selecting a firewall, focus on the purpose and needs of your organization. Find a product that meets the real needs of your organization's network environment, not the most popular or cheapest solution. Consider whether building your own firewall device rather than ...

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