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A guide for small and medium enterprise of implementing security and firewall system
Zhang R, Dowland PS
Advances in Network & Communication Engineering 4, ISBN: 978-1-84102-180-5, pp146-153, 2007
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The aims of project were try to produce training tools to assist network administrators with limited specialist security knowledge in the selection, installation and configuration of firewall systems. The project collected customer’s expectation data by questionnaire and real companies’ interview methodology, with analysis current arts of firewall technology and available commercial firewall products, the project chose SmoothWall Express 2.0 as firewall system for SME and produced a step by step training guide including installation and configuration parts. The project introduced basic terminology about security and firewall in order to end users getting start of the training guide. Before the training guide producing, the project did firewall functions and security test in order to make sure the SmoothWall can fully satisfy customers’ requirement, and the final of the project reviewed real companies expectations and pointed out general weakness of firewall systems and give extra suggestion about firewall and business application. The project compared and discussed similar functions techniques, in order to help SME administrator does not confused between those technologies, and gave some suggestion about how to choose the appropriate techniques for real business environment.

Zhang R, Dowland PS