Firewalls provide protection against outside attackers by shielding your computer or network from malicious or unnecessary Internet traffic. Firewalls can be configured to block data from certain locations while allowing the relevant and necessary data through. Firewalls also are used to compartmentalize internal systems with HIPPAA, PCI and other Level 1 data from systems that may not have the same level of sensitivity and/or security requirements.
Firewall Management service is available to KU system administrators, faculty and staff by contacting the IT Customer Service Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or 785-864-8080.
All firewall systems are monitored 24/7 for performance and component failures. Networking personnel are alerted to failures and will respond to alerts.
Contact the IT Customer Service Center at email@example.com or 785-864-8080 for assistance.
Training and Tutorials —
Review Understanding Firewalls (US-CERT) and Firewalls & Perimeter Protection (SANS Institute) for additional information on firewalls.