Worksheet 1623 Research Firewalls

In this activity, you will use the Internet, a newspaper, or a local store to gather information about hardware and software firewalls.

1. Using the Internet, research two hardware firewalls. Based on your research, complete the table that follows:

Company/ Hardware Name

Website URL

Cost

Subscription Length (Month/Year/Lifetime)

Hardware Features

S onic Wall/Pro 1260

http://www.sonicwall.

$1100-$3,000

Bundled:

Packet Inspection

com/us/PRO_1260.html

depending on

Gateway Anti-Virus,

Three Unique Security

features

Anti-Spyware and Intrusion

zones

Prevention Service (30 days)

DMZ port available

Network Anti-Virus (10-user

Integrated gateway

license, 30 days)

antivirus, antispyware,

Content Filtering Service—

and intrusion prevention

Premium Edition (30 days)

support

8x5/International Support

IPsec VPN

(90 days)

24-port Layer2 Switch

ISP failover

WAN redundancy

Load balancing

Object-based

management

Policy-based NAT

90 Mbps SPI

30+ Mbps 3DES and

AES VPN throughput

Wizards—Setup,

Firewall policies, VPN

Real-time Blacklist

Spam filtering

Many add-ons available

at additional costs

2. Which hardware firewall would you purchase? List reasons for your selection. Answers will vary. SonicWall Pro1260

Supports enough users for my small business and also provides a DMZ where I can place my web server to prevent Internet users from accessing my internal network. Also, the hardware is very expandable, so when my business grows, this hardware will be able to support it.

3. Using the Internet, research two different software firewalls. Based on your research, complete the table that follows:

Company/

Subscription Length

Software

Software Name

Website URL Cost

(Month/Year/Lifetime)

Features

Checkpoint/Zone

http://www.zonealarm.com $39.95

1 Year

Inbound protection

Alarm Pro

/store/content/catalog/products/

Outbound protection

sku_list_zap.jsp?dc=12bms

Full stealth mode

&ctry=US&lang=en

Kill control

Stop suspicious program

activity

Prevent rootkit attacks

Spy site blocking

Spyware removal

Identity protection

Credit card monitoring

Identity theft victim

assistance

Optional fraud protection

Privacy protection

Wireless PC protection

E-mail security

Antiphishing

Game mode

Free upgrades and

customer support for 1

year

4. Which software firewall would you purchase? List reasons for your selection. Answers will vary. Zone Alarm Pro

The software is cheap and offers a lot of features. My family also uses my computer for online gaming, paying bills, and e-mail. This software offers protection for all of these activities.

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Responses

  • gioele
    Which hardware firewall would you purchase list reasons for your selection?
    3 years ago
  • Fulvia
    What are the two different hardware firewalls?
    1 year ago

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