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Title

Repowering an Open Source Firewall Based on a Quantitative Evaluation

Author

Walter Fuertes, Patricio Zambrano, Marco Saacutenchez, Monica Santillan, Cesar Villaciacutes, Theofilos Toulkeridis, Edgar Torres

Citation

Vol. 14  No. 11  pp. 118-125

Abstract

The increased cyber-attacks in recent years have included violation of firewalls. Based on these facts, our study and main objective is to present the formation of a platform for open source firewall, which induces a highly efficient method to strengthen detection, control and also mitigation of such assaults. In order to fulfill these aims, we designed and implemented an experimental LAN / WAN network environment separated by a firewall device configured in three different software implementations: PfSense, Zentyal and ClearOS. Subsequently, in order to assess quantitatively the performance and efficiency of such systems against cyber-attacks, a firewall was repowered integrating and consolidating an inspection, unifying threat management solutions. The outcome of this research demonstrates clearly and objectively the efficiency and importance of our study

Keywords

Cyber-attacks, quantitative evaluation, Firewall open source, repowering solutions

URL

http://paper.ijcsns.org/07_book/201411/20141122.pdf