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SearchEnterpriseLinux: Hardening Linux: Firewall Implementation

Jul 29, 2005, 08:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by James Turnbull)

"How do firewalls in Linux differ from the ones used in Windows or other systems?

"James Turnbull: In their core function, Linux and Windows firewalls do not really differ. The major difference is how firewalls are deployed in Linux and Windows environments. In the Windows world, host firewalling (which entails putting a firewall on your hosts -- not just adding a firewall or firewalls into the network to protect all your hosts) is generally limited to desktop systems using tools like Zone Alarm or the in-built Windows XP firewall

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