The Firebox and Your Network

Your Firebox is a powerful network security device that controls all traffic between the external network and the trusted network. If computers with mixed trust connect to your network, you can also configure an optional network interface that is separate from the trusted network. You can then configure the firewall on your device to stop all suspicious traffic from the external network to your trusted and optional networks. If you route all traffic for the mixed trust computers through your optional network, you can increase the security for those connections to add more flexibility to your security solution. For example, customers frequently use the optional network for their remote users or for public servers such as a web server or an email server.

Some customers who purchase a Firebox do not know a lot about computer networks or network security. Fireware Web UI (web-based user interface), provides many self-help tools for these customers. Advanced customers can use the advanced integration and multiple WAN support features of the Fireware OS with a Pro upgrade to connect a Firebox to a larger wide area network. The Firebox connects to a high-speed Internet connection, such as a cable modem, DSL (Digital Subscriber Line), or fiber, or ISDN router.

You can use Fireware Web UI to safely manage your network security settings from different locations at any time. This gives you more time and resources to use on other components of your business.