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Firewall requirements for SaaS service providers

I have not had much success compiling a workable overview on the topic of firewalls and application service providers, despite making a rather extensive contribution to Google's workload this month. I'...
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Preventing ARP spoofing in DMZ

Is there any possible way to implement a defence mechanism in a firewall to be able to prevent ARP spoofing in a DMZ. Our DMZ server consist of two webservers and a database (which should be available ...
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Can NATs and firewalls blacklist IPs when trying to UDP hole punch?

I am developing a P2P application that will make use of UDP hole punch to connect two peers behind NAT. When dealing with connections between a cone and a symmetric, unpredictable NATs, however, hole ...
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Acceptable secure solution to replace static IP addresses for a web application

I am currently working as a technical lead on a project at a financial institution and have a question about how to provide the same level of security expected by the business in an application we are ...
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Google DNS in Firewall logs

I was viewing my firewall logs and come across the IP 8.8.8.8. Further check reveals it belongs to Google DNS. And such traffic has been going out from some of our LAN segment PCs. From here on, how ...
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Why does a nmap scan give different results depending on whether it's run from inside or outside a LAN

I am testing/setting up a Thompson TG585v7 router/firewall. Results when running nmap from a computer INSIDE the LAN $ sudo nmap -O 210.86.xxx.xxx Starting Nmap 6.40 ( http://nmap.org ) at 2015-...
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If nmap reports a port is open, does that ALSO mean a service is listening on the port?

I have a Thompson TG585v7 router/firewall whose firewall is configured to FORWARD several ports to a computer X54 within the LAN. These ports are in the range 1024 through to 2500 That X54 ...
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Expose the source code repository externally or allow VPN access?

To allow third party consultants, offshore developers and contractors working on the code, we can expose our Git repository externally. Or we can grant VPN access to the external parties and limit ...
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Prevent hacking with known IP address and router information on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS [closed]

I’ve had it! It is the second time that a “hacker” (A hacker or should I say thief) has had access to my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS system. The person that I suspect has had physical access to my pc because he ...
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Can sshd block IPs with failed attempts or is a tool like denyhosts or fail2ban necessary?

I am only indirectly familiar with denyhosts (and only just discovered fail2ban) and they certainly seem like worthwhile tools. However, after looking through the options for sshd_config I am trying ...
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Setting up own enterprise SOC

the other day I was talking with a service provider (MSSP) who have experience with operating SOC (security operations centre) 24x7. Their price was rather steep (in the millions range). I don't ...
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Do the firewall hardware specifications have to be better than the network it protects?

If I need a bodyguard I'll have to hire someone whose muscles are much tougher than mine. If a server can't handle a DoS/DDoS attack because it consumes it's resources does this mean the firewall has ...
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How to manage Cisco ASA series without management cable? [closed]

How can I manage my Cisco ASA device without the management cable? I have not set it up at all, but I have physical access to it.
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Long character sequence in first string of HTTP GET request breaks the web service's HTTP response. Buffer overflow?

During my current security audit test I've stumbled on something I can't possibly comprehend. The behavior exhibits signs of a buffer overflow in the target or in some intermidiate service (HTTP proxy/...
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What's the diff between blocking a port with a firewall and not starting a service on that port in the first place?

I was considering setting up a software firewall (pf) on my web server and did some research on them. Were I to do it, it'd involve basically blocking connections to all ports except 80, 443, and the ...
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Is there any method to prevent/trace ddos attack?

I have a debian linux server which run a few online game services. I have some competitors in this area and i think one of them is behind the ddos attacks. I have full access to the router, so I set ...
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Security concerns allowing internet connected server to write on network server

I don't know much about network engineering since I just started becoming a programmer. The situation is, that my company has a web-interface hosted on one of our servers that is connected to the ...
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Persistent Connection Attempts By Akamai Technologies

I have seen this question asked in different places, but have never seen a satisfactory answer: On different computer builds, ASUS/GIGABYTE/MSI, I constantly have outgoing connections to XXX-XXX-XXX....
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Security risk with using internal IP on public DNS

A web server inside the office network which is accessed by staff internally and the internal DNS resolves web.company.com to the server's LAN IP. Publicly, company.com nameservers belong to their ...
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Does it add anything to restrict IP address?

I have an https website that is protected by a login form (username + password). Does it add anything, protection wise, if I put this website behind a firewall that only allow certain IP address?
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Firewall Benchmark, Checklist, Guideline?

I'm doing some research on checklist, benchmark, hardening guidelines. And I couldn't find specific documents for security checklist for firewall. CIS had this document, but it was only for Cisco ...
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Firewall egress filtering / quick whitelisting

Suppose your Aunt or Uncle is easily fooled by phishing attempts and their computer has multiple root kits and key loggers running. Assume their computing habits will never change. Looking at his ...
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Understanding nmap output / author explanation …(Scapy)

I just read this example and explanation (below) in the OReilly book Security Power Tools (2007) in section 6.3 that is written by the creator of Scapy, Philippe Biondi. I think the example is very ...
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What are the main reason to deploy Secure Web Gateway?

As Gartner defined, Secure Web Gateways utilize URL filtering, advanced threat defense, legacy malware protection and application control technologies to defend users from Internet-borne threats, and ...
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Firewall and Torrent

I use my university internet network and all incoming connection is blocked on every port.(they use netasq firewall) They have no other restrictions which stops me from using a torrent client. Using ...
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Right security architecture for SQL Server access in a distributed Windows-based system [closed]

I am designing a software product for which multiple SQL Server databases will be accessed by multiple applications residing in different Windows environments. Some of the environments are process ...
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Is there any meaning in only allowing port 80 and 443 today?

It's become standard fare for security minded organisations to block everything other than 80 and 443. As a result, more and more applications (other than web browsers) are learning to use these ports ...
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Connecting trusted and untrusted networks

We have two domains that are isolated. First domain is the Corp LAN, the second is an hostile untrusted network with untrusted clients that could contain malware. Clients on the untrusted network ...
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Security risk of allowing ICMP “destination unreachable” packets on AWS

If I configure an Amazon AWS VPC, should I explicitly allow ICMP "destination unreachable" packets inbound? I am wanting the VPC firewall to block everything by default, however does this mean this (...
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Anything more i can do to be more safer? [closed]

Wi-fi security: WPS disabled WPA2-PSK + AES + 54.000 SECONDS(15h) Group Key Update Period UpnP disabled Spi firewall enable All ALG enable Ignore ping packet from WAN and Lan to router Default ...
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monitor port scan on the same segment

if theres a port scan on the same segment and it does not reach the firewall at all, it is not detectable by anything. is there any solution to that ? maybe using the windows fw on ach workstation to ...
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Port Scan Detected and Blocked! - Bitdefender 2014

I have Bitdefender Total Security 2014 Recently I have been getting the message/alert "Port scan detected and blocked", I did not cared about it much till I getting increasing specially in a specific ...
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Using Linux iptables to implement a stateless, packet filtering firewall

When I began my career in network security, almost a decade back, the industry standard was stateful firewalls that even had the ability to inspect some application layer protocols. I had only heard ...
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What is a Sonic Wall? [closed]

I found an old box in my garage and it contains a 'sonicwall' device. It looks like a huge router but I am unsure what it does. Do I hook it up between my modem and router and it somehow provides ...
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Do firewall rules have to be symmetric? That is, does a firewall have to block a particular traffic type both inbound and outbound

Do firewall rules have to be symmetric? That is, does a firewall have to block a particular traffic type both inbound (to the protected site) and outbound (from the site)? Why or why not? I have to ...
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Will changing the 'Action' for Heartbleed signatures in PAN from 'alert' to 'drop' have any production impact in my organization?

I have been seeing some Heart-bleed PAN alerts. I want to set the default action from 'alert' to 'drop'. But I am not sure if this would block some legitimate packets. Since there are a vast number ...
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How do you explain to experts that a database server should not reside in the DMZ?

Our security experts, database administrators, network team and infrastructure team are all saying it's OK to have the database server located in the DMZ along with the HTTP server and middle-ware ...
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How can I scan hosted POP3 or IMAP e-mail for viruses?

In our company we use a hosting provider for e-mails and it seems they don't scan incoming email against viruses. And our employees does not very careful about attachments... So we deal with virus ...
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What problems if any are caused by opening a port in the firewall that no program listens on?

I have a port forwarded and open in the firewall that I sometimes use to play games with friends over the internet. The game server doesn't run 24/7, only when I'm actually playing is something ...
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Best practice in securing a web server and an offsite worker

Suppose I'm hosting a web server and a separate box offsite that crunches data. The web server interacts with the worker using the worker's API over port 2888. What would be the design of a secure ...
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Proper way to allow access to systems within different offices? [closed]

I have a system that sysadmins in a few of our global offices need to access. What is the best way to grant them access through our firewall to this system? I don't think that having them use static ...
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What are the difference between IPS and WAF in terms of DDoS?

I have heard about both Web Application Firewalls (WAF) and Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS). Which is better in preventing a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack and why?
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Upload data from Internet to DMZ to an intranet

I've got the following situation: A web server located in a DMZ receives file uploads from web browsers. The uploaded files are stored on the web server's file system. In the next step, these files ...
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How can I keep track of the packages to check any strange behaviour [closed]

I've just realized there was a girl that asked someone to hack my computer and also my telephone (that's why WhatsApp was working strange). Right now I'm trying to protect myself at least on my ...
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Do I need antivirus for this unusual installation - or just firewall?

I'm donating an old Windows XP laptop to a school. The machine will spend its golden years doing only one thing - a process that consists of just three steps: Recording lectures and discussions ...
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Firewall with packet capture and inspection?

Is there such thing as a firewall with packet inspection? Most outbound firewalls simply prompt the user with "program.exe is trying to connect to the internet - allow or deny?". I find it impossible ...
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Who will fix the vulnerabilities found in Firewall

As a security guy, i run vulnerability scan and found vulnerabilities in firewall Like as follows SSL Server Allows Anonymous Authentication Vulnerability Solution SOLUTION: Disable support for ...
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What is the difference between Internal and External scan in PCI

Is each firewall interface IP is considered as external IP?. Do we need to scan each interface IP??. What is an internal scan? What are the elements for internal, how we do it?.
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Tools to check the firewall Configurations as per PCI standards [closed]

How do you audit the Firewall rules and configuration policies as per PCI standard. What are the tools used for it.
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How to block traffic coming from an “public” WiFi hotspot and going to the LAN (iptables)

I followed this tutorial (http://elinux.org/RPI-Wireless-Hotspot) for an Wifi Hotspot in the guesthouse. This is working fine, but every device on the WiFi network can reach any LAN device in the LAN ...