Flashcards in Firewalls and Load Balancers Deck (12)
What three zones does a firewall create?
Where would you place a public facing web server in regards to a firewall?
What is a UTM Firewall?
Unified Threat Management
What is DLP?
Data Loss Prevention
(identifies and protects confidential traffic (PII))
What can UTM be used for?
Block inbound or outbound traffic
What is load balancing?
Distributing computation load equally across servers
What is a load balancing distribution method?
The parameters which determine how activity is balanced across multiple identical servers
What is IDS?
Intrusion Detection System
What is IPS?
Intrusion Prevention System
What is HIPS
Host Based Intrusion Prevention System
Software runs on server
(IDS and IPS are network based)
How do IDS and IPS work?
IDS: Switch replicates traffic from ports and sends the data to a port connected to the
IPS: Intercepts all traffic between firewall and server (physically inbetween) allowing it do disable traffic reaching the server