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    where to typically find a firewall


    by thetechman2014 ·


    Hi, is it safe to say that when you look for a hardware firewall more than likely it’s somewhere usually by router, switch, or the internet modem. With the way most offices and buildings are setup with the wires running to the jacks and up the wall. The only place I can see it being located is in a comm room around the routers, switches, and internet modem.

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      Re: firewall

      by kees_b ·

      In reply to where to typically find a firewall

      It must be behind the modem (because it’s doesn’t understand the message otherwise) and before the router that spreads the signal across the building.

      But it could be it’s integrated into one of the two if you buy a business model. There’s no technical need for a separate box.

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      External or Integrated

      by msd82004 ·

      In reply to where to typically find a firewall

      Yes, it is generally safe to say that a firewall is usually located near or behind the router, switch, or internet modem in most offices and buildings. It is commonly found in a server room where these network devices are located whether it may be a separate device or an integrated one. As I bought it from site as entry-level NGFW

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      where to typically find a firewall

      by albertmjony ·

      In reply to where to typically find a firewall

      A firewall is a network security device that monitors and controls incoming and outgoing network traffic based on predetermined security rules. Here are some common places where you can typically find a firewall:

      Network Perimeter: Firewalls are commonly deployed at the network perimeter to protect the internal network from unauthorized access from the outside. They are placed between the internal network and the internet, acting as a barrier between the two.

      Data Centers: Firewalls are often used in data centers to safeguard the servers and infrastructure from external threats. They help control and secure the traffic entering and leaving the data center network.

      Enterprise Networks: In large organizations, firewalls are deployed within the internal network to provide an additional layer of security. They help regulate traffic between different segments or zones within the network, protecting sensitive resources and preventing unauthorized access.

      Home Networks: Many home routers have built-in firewall capabilities to protect home networks from external threats. These firewalls help filter incoming internet traffic and prevent unauthorized access to connected devices.

      Cloud Environments: With the rise of cloud computing, firewalls are also commonly found in cloud environments. Cloud service providers offer firewall services that allow users to define security rules and policies for their cloud-based applications and infrastructure.

      It’s important to note that firewalls can be implemented as hardware devices, software applications, or a combination of both. The specific location and implementation of a firewall may vary depending on the network architecture and security requirements of an organization or individual.

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