Originally Published: Tuesday, 5 September 2000 Author: Alexander Reelsen
Published to: news_enhance_security/Security News Page: 1/1 - [Printable]

Firewalls - Common Configuration Problems

[SP] There are many common configuration problems with firewalls, ranging in severity and scope. By far the most common problems relate to what should be blocked or allowed. This is often problematic because needs change; you may need to allow video-streaming, for example, and unless done properly, the addition of new firewall rules can seriously undermine the security provided by a firewall.