Security Issues of Firewall

International Journal of P2P Network Trends and Technology (IJPTT)          
© 2016 by IJPTT Journal
Volume - 6 Issue - 1
Year of Publication : 2016
Authors : Aakanksha Chopra
DOI :  10.14445/22492615/IJPTT-V22P402


Aakanksha Chopra "Security Issues of Firewall". International Journal of P2P Network Trends and Technology (IJPTT), V6(1):4-9 Jan - Feb 2016, ISSN:2249-2615,, Published by Seventh Sense Research Group.


The need of Network Security is accelerating at the same pace as that of increased Internet usage. Network Security prevents from illegitimate admittance, hacking andauthentic data transportation. Network Security consist of provisions and policies adopted by a network administrator to preclude and monitor unauthorized access, alterations, perversion, declination of a computer network and network-accessible resources. Network Security is achieved by Firewall. Firewall is a hardware or software device which is designed to permit or refuse network transmissions based upon certain protocols. Firewall is a locus at the endpoints of the system which strains out all illegitimate traffic and users. But conventional or traditional firewalls rely strictly on the restricted topology and restrained entry points to function; which results in difficulty in filtering certain protocols, end-to-end encryption problem etc. Hence, it resulted inthe evolution of Distributed Firewall which strengthens the network security policies without delimitating its topology from inside or outside. Distributed Firewall is a host-resident security software application that protectsthe enterprise network’s servers and end-user machines against unwanted intrusion. Thispaper is a literature review paper focussing on traditional firewalls, it evolution, security issues various policies and theconcept of distributed firewall.


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