NETGEAR® Router Firewall
The firewall is an element of a network or a computer system that plays the role of blocking access that are not authorized by you or to block illicit access while permitting authorized communications. Basically the firewall would be a device or set of devices which is configured based on some rules or criteria’s to permit or deny network transmissions. Firewalls could be implemented in either hardware or software, or a combination of both. The NETGEAR router firewall offers feature-rich functionalities which you have come to expect from best-of-breed firewalls which include address translation, authentication, encryption, filtering, failover, URL content filtering, ACLs, NBAR etc. NETGEAR Router Firewall security would teach you how to use the NETGEAR router firewall to enhance the security of your perimeter routers and take advantage of the flexibility and scalability.
- Multi-Network support
- Traffic usage policy
- The main settings of NETGEAR router firewall
The NETGEAR router firewall settings support multi-network. You could configure your network based on logical objects of private (trusted) and public untrusted networks. It is also possible to configure access policies for each network independent of the network type (private, public) and the parameters of security policies set for other networks. Firewall might support any number of IP addresses on one network interface. You might just split your network into logical subnets and might create the necessary security policies.
Traffic usage policy
The firewall in your NETGEAR router allows you to control or to change the traffic usage. The firewall might allow you to count the traffic used by clients and also to limit its usage with quotas. To enable to count traffic, you need to set a rule where you specify the protocol, the client to count traffic for and client connection destinations. Connections going through the Network Shield Firewall server are processed, traffic might be counted for all rules the connection matches to. If you need to limit traffic for your users, you need to use quotas that are specified in traffic usage rules.
You are provided with a lot of security features and benefits with your NETGEAR router and the firewall settings help you to optimize your firewall and its protection. You could open up your web browser to access the NETGEAR router and type in 192.168.1.1, then hit Enter, you could enter the user details to access in and change the firewall settings. There are settings for connection security, IP Subnet, firewall ports, blocking site etc.
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