The relevance of firewall technology in combating internet insecurity

  • L.E. Ume
  • C.C. Ibebuogu
Keywords: Firewall, insecurity, internet, network


The prevalence of internet insecurity and fraud all over the world is seriously contending with the gains of internet and information technology. They had being serious attempts and researches to combat this hydra-headed problem of internet insecurity and one of which is the discovery of firewall. A firewall is a network security system that monitors and controls the incoming and outgoing network traffic based on predetermined security rules. It establishes a barrier between a trusted and secure internal network and another outside network. This paper extensively analyzed the firewall security technology and made a discovery that this technology is still very much relevant in combating system network insecurity.

Keyword: Firewall, insecurity, internet, network


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eISSN: 2384-681X
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