A firewall sits between the company's internal network and its outside communications avenue as a gatekeeper by providing, as mentioned earlier, one or more of the following: packet filtering, proxy services, or stateful inspection
. Whatever its approach, each firewall product offers a range of features.
Key product features of the 300 Series include: six integrated security functions (stateful inspection
firewall, intrusion detection, intrusion prevention, antivirus policy enforcement, content filtering, and IPsec-compliant VPN with hardware-assisted encryption); wireless LAN access point; a built-in 10/100-Mbps autosense network switch that provides local Ethernet LAN switching for numerous devices that need to share the gateway connection to the external network; centralized remote management; and high availability/bandwidth aggregation/load balancing.
The deal will aid Check Point in its strategy of expanding beyond its historical strength in perimeter security, where it dominated the stateful inspection
firewall market but has recently seen its growth stall as rivals grow.
Encryption is also possible using the IPSec standard with 3DES and Advanced Encryption Standard as well as via the radio interface, which can be secured with the stateful inspection
The security component includes a stateful inspection
firewall, secure IPsec VPN connectivity, intrusion detection and prevention, content filtering, and policy enforcement for Symantec-supported antivirus clients.
doesn't really protect against application-level attacks like the worms that have been running over our networks for the last couple of months causing so much trouble," NetScreen's VP of marketing David Flynn said.
Ashley Laurent's BroadWay Integrated Services Software (ISS) is a completely integrated security and service delivery software suite that features stateful inspection
firewall, NAT, DHCP, IPSec VPN, content filtering software, and other advanced networking and security features.
In addition NetScreen-200 series firewall/IPSec VPN security devices have been used, combining Deep Inspection technology and a Stateful Inspection
firewall for application-level protection and DoS mitigation functions.