How to Create a Security Policy and Configure a Firewall

As network security is becoming more important than ever, having a sound understanding of common firewall configurations and best practices for creating a security policy that fits your environment are also increasing in importance.

Understanding what a firewall is, how it functions and how it can be used to your advantage is a good start to building a security policy. There’s some basic terminology that you’ll need to familiarize yourself with first, terms such as gateway, proxy server, screening routers and more. Familiarizing yourself with different firewall designs and how they function is the next step.

This brings us to best practices for creating a security policy that fits your needs and learning how to continue to monitor and improve it as time passes.

Here are some resources to get you started on creating your own security policy, configuring a firewall and gaining a better understanding of it all:


 

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