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InsideOut Firewall Reporter Unravels the Mysteries of Your Firewall Logs
The most important piece of hardware that protects your network from intruders, hackers, and outside traffic is your firewall. Firewalls process an enormous

hardware piece  most important piece of hardware that protects your network from intruders, hackers, and outside traffic is your firewall. Firewalls process an enormous amount of data, that when converted to useful information, can tell you many things about the packets traveling in and out of your network. Recently we took a look at InsideOut Firewall Reporter (IFR), created by Stonylake Solutions to find out how it interprets data and information produced by a leading firewall. We conducted the lab tests using Windows

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hardware piece  many other software and hardware products, Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (EFI) is probably not as well known as some other ERP software vendors. This is because the company is deeply focused in one particular area of business—the packaging and printing industry. Selecting a profoundly industry-focused solution is among the major trends of the ERP software market nowadays, and the KDV Label case confirms it. I found the article very helpful in understanding some of the issues that many manufacturers, Read More

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