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The basic function of a firewall is to protect the computers on a network from coming under Internet threats by blocking unauthorized access. The safest way to set up a firewall is closing all access and opening only the ports of services it aims to provide.
e.g. if you do not provide a web service (http / https), all access to these ports should be blocked. This avoids attempting to exploit security holes in the web server software and its configuration.
Intelligent Firewall Winconnection by default opens only enabled services, taking this concern of the network administrator. Additional rules can be set manually to enable a service that is not part of Winconnection or restrict access to a service.
For example, a Web server can be used only as the intranet server and then the access may be restricted to machines of internal network and the IP addresses of the branches.
Blocking protocols and IPs
To restrict the access from the internal network, subjecting them to security and access policies defined by the company. For example, the SMTP protocol, the e-mail sending, can be blocked, allowing only e-mails that pass through the company server. They can also be blocked output to certain IP addresses and destination ports. Regarding incoming connections, the administrator can allow specific connections based on source IP, destination port and protocol used.
To ensure greater security, the packets traveling to the Internet can be analyzed and identified protocol. Thus the control of the data packets is done not only by origin and destination ports but at the actual protocol used. Thus, Winconnection prevents the user attempts to circumvent the outbound rules using, for example, the HTTP protocol on port other than the default port.
Multiple connections to the Internet and Load Balancing
Winconnection also allows management of multiple connections with load balancing optimizing the use of Internet connections. The use of multiple connections may be required to meet bandwidth demand data. The flexibility of creating load balancing rules allow, when necessary, to optimize the use of links.
QoS and Bandwidth Control
Coupled with load balancing, Winconnection offers bandwidth control, ensuring quality of service (QoS). This is achieved with reserve band or setting different levels of priority to services or users.
Connection utilization reports allow you to assess the capacity of the connections and to identify abnormal spikes in usage.