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1Type of FirewallDesigned toRequirements for usePersonalA personal hardware firewallcan be part of an integratedfirewall product, such as awireless access point or acable/DSL modem. Anothervariation of the personalhardware firewall is therepurposing of a client orserver computer into a homecrated, open-source firewall.One example of this is SmoothWall, a hardened bootableLinux-based firewall.The personal andcommercial variants ofsoftware and hardwarefirewalls might includedifferent add-ons orenhancements than theircommercial equivalents.These add-ons includeantivirus, passwordmanagement, registryprotection, driver protection,VPN gateway, remoteaccess support, IDS, IPS,spam filtering and more.CommercialCommercial software firewallsinstall onto the hardware andprovide network-level securityservices. Some commercialsoftware network firewalls ontop of existing operatingsystems, such as Windows.

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Term
Fall
Professor
Kegan Samuel
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