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CAIRO BOOKS's Description
Firewalls are among the best-known security tools in use today, and their
critical role in information security continues to grow. However, firewalls are
most effective when they are backed by effective security planning, a
well-designed security policy, and when they work in concert with anti-virus
software, intrusion detection systems, and other tools. This book aims to
explore firewalls in the context of these other elements, providing readers
with a solid, in-depth introduction to firewalls that focuses on both
managerial and technical aspects of security. Coverage includes packet
filtering, authentication, proxy servers, encryption, bastion hosts, virtual
private networks (VPNs), log file maintenance, and intrusion detection systems.
The second edition offers updated content and brand new material, from enhanced
coverage of non-firewall subjects like information and network security to an
all-new section dedicated to intrusion detection in the context of incident