Seminar Report ’03
Cisco IOS FirewallDept. of IT MESCE, Kuttippuram
Definition Of FireWall
A FireWall is a network security device that ensures that
all communications attempting to cross it meet an organization’s
security policy.FireWalls track and control communicationsdeciding whether to allow ,reject or encrypt communications.
FireWalls are used to connect a corporate’s local network
to the Internet and also within networks.In otherwords theystand in between the trusted network and the untrustednetwork.
Design and Implementation issues
Basic Design Decisions in a FireWallThe first and most important decision reflects the policy ofhow your company or organization wants to operate the system.Is the firewall in place to explicitly deny all services except thosecritical to the mission of connecting to the net, or is the firewallis in place to provide a metered and audited method of
‘Queuing’ access in a non
-threatening manner. The second iswhat level of monitoring, reducing and control do you want?Having established the acceptable risk level you can form a