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Assignment 1: Firewalls and Risk Management




Firewalls and Risk Management;Due Week 2 and worth 100 points;Firewalls are evolving into more sophisticated and advanced devices. Imagine you are working for a midsized organization whose 250 employees are located both remotely and in the corporate office in the U.S. The company specializes in providing multilanguage support for government agencies around the world.;For more information about firewall design, go to Cisco?s Website, located at, and search for keyword: Firewall Design.;Write a four (4) page paper in which you;1. Describe the main features and functions for three (3) of the latest series of firewalls and identify the potential weaknesses of each firewall.;2. Choose a firewall for your theoretical organization and provide a rationale for choosing this firewall.;3. Explain how you would optimize the implementation of the firewall you chose.;4. Identify three (3) foreseen problems and three (3) foreseen risks associated with the implementation of your selected firewall. Suggest strategies to solve the problems and mitigate the risks.;5. Describe how the different types of firewalls fit into a risk management approach within an organization. Determine the common risks that firewalls prevent or mitigate as well as the risks they do not prevent or mitigate.;6. Use the provided scenario to create a diagram depicting a network and firewall design, including a DMZ for your organization, using Microsoft Visio;Note: The graphically depicted solution is not included in the required page length.;7. Use at least four (4) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.


Paper#66548 | Written in 18-Jul-2015

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