- Firewall, VPN and Traffic Shaping
- Antivirus/Antispyware / Antimalware
- Application Control
- Vulnerability Management
- Web Filtering
- VoIP Support
- WAN Optimization & Web Caching
- Intrusion Prevention System (IPS)
- Integrated Wireless Controller
- Data Loss Prevention (DLP)
- IPv6 Support
- Layer 2/3 Routing
A firewall is a network security system, either hardware- or software-based, that controls incoming and outgoing network traffic based on a set of rules.
The primary method for keeping a computer secure from intruders. A firewall allows or blocks traffic into and out of a private network or the user’s computer. Firewalls are widely used to give users secure access to the Internet as well as to separate a company’s public Web server from its internal network. Firewalls are also used to keep internal network segments secure; for example, the accounting network might be vulnerable to snooping from within the enterprise.
In information technology, a network is a series of points of nodes interconnected by communication paths. Networks can interconnect with other networks and contain subnetworks.
The most common topology or general configurations of networks include the bus, star, token ring, and mesh topologies. Networks can also be characterized in terms of spatial distance as local area networks (LANs), metropolitan area networks (MANs), and wide area networks (WANs).