Deploying Host-Based Firewalls across the Enterprise [chapter]

Jeffery Lowder
2000 Information Security Management Handbook, Four Volume Set  
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more » ... ewall, features that are typically not needed or present in a purely "personal" firewall software implementation on a privately owned PC. In addition, the author describes his own experiences with and "lessons learned" from deploying agent-based, host-based firewalls across an enterprise. The author concludes that host-based firewalls provide a valuable additional layer of security.
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