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The Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act of 2010 - introduced by Senators Lieberman, Collins, and Carper - will modernize the government's ability to safeguard the nation's cyber networks from attack and will establish a public/private partnership to set national cyber security priorities and improve national cyber security defenses.
This article continues the series of articles on Fireall Builder, a graphical firewall configuration and management tool that supports many Open Source firewall platforms as well as Cisco IOS access lists and Cisco ASA (PIX).
The UFW has a GUI front end that you can add to it to provide an “easier” method of working with the firewall. You will see that it will be installed and available using System/Adminstration/Firewall administration. The interface is set up for several different options.
Getting access to your remote Ubuntu desktops through an ISA HTTP proxy can be a pain. This article shows you how to create a HTTP tunnel that will allow you to bypass even the most restrictive proxies and firewalls.
Most firewall systems contain a Web-based component that allows you to configure the firewall. This holds true for most entry-level firewall systems (Linksys, D-Link, etc.) and also open source firewall systems such as pfSense. These systems tend to provide ways to access the Web interface remotely via the Internet; however, this should not be considered secure at all.
Fwbuilder is a powerful firewall creation tool that works by adding objects to build a customized firewall. An object can be just about anything from a firewall, a library, a host, interface, address, DNS name, etc.
You will want to do a lot of testing with the firewall before you call it good. This is an area that often will cause you problems. If you are using the ufw firewall then you will want to enable it first.
Have you ever wanted to configure a personal firewall for your GNU/Linux box, but were scared of the complexity of iptables? Well, I might not be able to make you a security expert, but I can show you a tool that will help you to configure your personal firewall the easy way. The secret? Firewall Builder (also known as fwbuilder for short).