Pros and Cons of Using a Stateful Inspection Firewall

Pros and Cons of Using a Stateful Inspection Firewall

Not all network-based firewalls are the same. There are many different types of network-based firewalls, one of which is stateful inspection. Also known as stateful firewalls, stateful inspection firewalls are designed to track the sessions of users while they are on...
What Is a Firewall as a Service?

What Is a Firewall as a Service?

Firewalls are one of the oldest forms of network protection. They’ve been around since the 1980s, during which they were originally used to protect business networks from malicious traffic. Even today, millions of businesses use firewalls as part of their...
What Are the Different Rules for Packet-Filtering Firewalls?

What Are the Different Rules for Packet-Filtering Firewalls?

Packet-filtering firewalls are commonly used to protect against cyber threats. Like all firewalls, they monitor and filter network traffic. Packet-filtering firewalls, however, specifically target data packets known as Internet Protocol (IP) address packets. They will...
The Basics of IP Whitelisting and How It Works

The Basics of IP Whitelisting and How It Works

Maintaining a secure network requires monitoring Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. If you discover any malicious traffic, you can blacklist the problematic IP addresses. Most firewalls support IP blacklisting. Blacklisting an IP address will prevent all traffic from...
Firewall Pinholes: Is Your Network Unprotected?

Firewall Pinholes: Is Your Network Unprotected?

A firewall is an invaluable asset in your business’s cybersecurity strategy. Whether hardware- or network-based, it will protect against malicious traffic. Cyber attacks often involve malicious traffic. A hacker may perform a brute-force attack to try and access...