A firewall is a secure and trusted machine. it used to blocking unwanted logical ports and manage unwanted traffic.. In simple words firewall is a barrier to keep destructive forces away from your property .
- The firewall might also filter packets based on source’s IP address.
- This is useful for securing data.
- This is useful to prevent denial of service attack.
- You are working at the company with the 100 employee and you are having 75 computers connected each other through internet without firewall so a person who wants any private information of your company (Hacker) he can easily enter in your network using many different ways and he can also exploit your whole network. There are two different firewalls available. Software firewall and Hardware firewall.
Software firewalls are programs installed on your computer that run automatically in the background, which could result in some performance impact Software fiewall is cheaper the hardware firewall.
Hardware firewalls are physical external devices that you plug your server.They avoid any performance impact from running on your server.
Cisco ASA 5510 Hardware Firewall is the most commonly used hardware firewall on Windows server.
Information of ASA 5510 firewall…
- Product Description Cisco ASA 5510
- Firewall Edition security appliance
- Device Type Security appliance
- Enclosure Type Rack-mountable – 1U
- Dimensions (WxDxH) 44.5 cm x 33.5 cm x 4.4 cm
- Weight 9.1 kg
- RAM Installed ( Max ) 256 MB
- Flash Memory Installed (Max) 64 MB Flash
- Ports Qty 3
- Data Link Protocol Interface Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX
- Connector Type RJ-45
- Network / Transport Protocol IPSec
- Features Firewall protection, VPN support, VLAN support
- Power DC 48 V.
Hardware Cisco Firewall is a Secure solution for your Windows Dedicated Servers.