Author name: Janine Monico

What Is A GEO-IP Filter?

A Geo-IP Filter is yet another firewall add-on that can further protect your intellectual property. More specifically, a Geo-IP Filter allows you to block connections from specific geographic locations. Your firewall network security will use the IP address to determine where a connection is coming from, then block specific connections, per your preferences. In addition […]

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Gateway Antivirus

“What Is Gateway Antivirus?” Like the other firewall features we have discussed, gateway antivirus is yet another add-on that can increase the effectiveness of your firewall. A gateway antivirus acts as just that – a gateway. Everything that goes in and out of your server must pass through this “gate” and be scanned for potential

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Anti-Spyware

Anti-spyware is a feature you can add to your firewall to increases security. Essentially, it is a database that contains information on spyware websites that want your information. Anti-spyware software then sends your firewall the information to block these programs from gaining access to your personal information. Some information can be the search-history, the Websites

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Intrusion Protection Services

“What is and IPS and IDS?” Intrusion Protection Services, also referred to as Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS), are a type of security technology that looks at the flow of your networks traffic to assess its vulnerability. This algorithm is used to upgrade a firewall to look at patterns or unusual activity, whether they are bots

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Content Filtering

Content filtering is a firewall add-on that specifies strings of characters to indicate undesirable content. If this content is matched, the firewall screens it out. The most commonly filtered pieces of content include executables, emails, and websites. Content filtering firewalls provide security, but they can also help implement company policies related to information usage. For

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