Guide to Firewalls and Network Security

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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-de… More >>

Guide to Firewalls and Network Security

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  1. Jericho says:

    I’m forced to learn from this book due to a networking class. I thought it would be a fun class learning about different hacker attacks. I was disappointed with what he gave us to read so far. First the book gives you asinine information about what forces of nature are a threat to networks. I would understand if they listed them, but no they explained what the event was, wasting a page in a half with common knowledge, such as “Flood-An overflowing of water onto land that is normally dry” & “Lighting-An, abrupt, discontinuous natural electric discharge in the atmosphere”. The worst though, is the questions at the end in which we are tested on. They hark on odd definitions that many in an online community have assigned to other meanings. One of these cases is when they ask about the differences between vulnerability and a exploit, and a the difference between vulnerability and exposure.

    Now, I’m new to the subject so to others it may make sense, but to me they did a poor job of explaining definitions. On the bright side they give corny names to people in their examples like “Harriet Allthumbs” an employee who accidentally deleted the one copy of a critical report. I hope the book gets better as time goes on, but man for a hundred bucks you should look around if you have a choice.

    Rating: 2 / 5

  2. T. Sullivan says:

    I recieved the product quickly after placing the order and it was in perfect condition, cheaper than buying it from the schools bookstore.
    Rating: 5 / 5

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