Netfilter and iptables: understanding how they harden Linux

Tuesday, 16 August 2005, 4:54 PM EST

Linux firewalls are often more secure than Windows firewalls because of the way they're implemented, according to James Turnbull, author of Hardening Linux. In this Q&A, he breaks down utilities that are major components of Linux firewalls -- Netfilter and iptables -- and explains how they secure your network stack.

By James Turnbull at SearchEnterpriseLinux.

[ Read more ]




Spotlight

Critical bug found in Cisco ASA products, attackers are scanning for affected devices

Several Cisco ASA products - appliances, firewalls, switches, routers, and security modules - have been found sporting a flaw that can ultimately lead to remote code execution by attackers.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  
DON'T
MISS

Fri, Feb 12th
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2016 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //