Discuss one of the following topics:
- In this unit, we looked at the categories of network security software and devices. However, in the market, many of these have converged… the line between a firewall and a router is much less defined, especially in low to mid-range devices. Is this a good thing or a bad thing? What are the consequences of this convergence?
- In the presentation, there is some discussion on open source and commercial network security devices. Which would you prefer, and why? Does it depend on the environment? What do we sacrifice when we go with one over the other? Is there any intersection between open source and commercial network security devices?
- In the presentation, we see that there are two actions when not passing traffic… We can reject or deny. What is the difference between these? When might you use one or the other?