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Firewalls Sustain Foundation of Sound Security
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SteveM654
SteveM654,
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6/24/2015 | 10:53:46 AM
Firewalls Need to be Frequently Tested
Jody makes a valid point in terms of the need for a firewall within any multi-layered security infrastructure but hackers have become very adept at circumventing network perimeter defences and are constantly changing their attack vectors using back door methods to access the network core. In this situation over stretched IT teams can be lulled into a false sense of security convincing themselves that because they have a firewall in place they don't need to regularly assess its effectiveness in preventing new vulnerability exploit traffic to pass through un-blocked. Firewalls and IDS/IPS devices should be routinely tested using captured exploit traffic files and new rules added to fill in any holes in the defensive shield.


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