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Host-Based and Network-Based Firewall Deployment

Enterprises of all sizes need to secure proprietary, regulated, or mission-critical data on networked servers, workstations, and other devices that are connected to the Internet. Consider your own personal or professional experience, or other exploration, of using or administering firewall systems.

Discuss the following:

  • Advantages and disadvantages of host-based firewalls.
  • Advantages and disadvantages of network-based firewalls.
  • Describe a situation where a combination of both host-based and network-based solutions may be well worth the expense, administrative overhead, and added network design complexity.

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Advantages and disadvantages of host-based firewalls.

The host firewall is software applications installed in computers to protect them from attacks by regulating network traffic. They are installed on individual servers while at the same time controlling the incoming and the outgoing network traffic while determining how to allow it into devices. They are incorporated into the systems of computers by the manufacturers. Examples include Windows 2000, Mac OS X. A host firewall gets managed on an individual computer where it is being installed. The administrator, therefore, has the right to access and do the installation of the firewall (Kozushko, 2003).

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