Discussion: Firewall Selection

Discussion Four: Firewall Selection Learning Objectives and Outcomes
Determine the best type of firewall for a given scenario.
Assignment Requirements
Assume you are a security professional for an educational institution with 10 servers. Researchers on campus push a lot of traffic over the network, which slows performance at times. You also have a limited budget. You are evaluating both stand-alone and embedded firewalls in preparation of a purchase. A stand-alone firewall filters traffic before it reaches your servers, while an embedded firewall would be implemented on each server.
Answer the following question(s):
Which type of firewall would you choose? Why?
Fully address the question(s) in this discussion; provide valid rationale for your choices, where applicable; and respond to at least two other students’ views.
Required Resources
Course textbook
Internet access
Submission Requirements
Format: Microsoft Word (or compatible)
Font: Arial, size 12, double-space
Citation Style: Follow your school’s preferred style guide (MLA)
Length: 1/2 to 1 page
Self-Assessment Checklist
I fully addressed the question(s) in the discussion instructions.
I included justification or rationale for my choices, where applicable.
I responded to at least two other students’ views.
I followed the submission guidelines.

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