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ZyXEL ZyWALL 10

A Cable/DSL Router with enhanced security features
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Date: 2002.04.10 03:46
Author: John
Category: Firewalls / VPN
Manufacturer: ZyXEL
Product/Model: ZyWALL 10
List Price: $299
Online Price: $220.99 @ Buy.com

Security and Firewall features

The primary advantage of the ZyWALL 10 over competing products is the enhanced security features, and this router truly packs a punch. Below you can see the home screen of the Firewall's Administration area.

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Firewall administration - main
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You can have alerts sent to you VIA email, having the router send logs of attacks to you no matter where you are.
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You can generate alerts depending upon your own criteria, for those lovely Sunday afternoons when some script kiddie decides to ddos your web server.
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Speaking of logs, here is what the firewall log looks like; notice how the time is wrong. I took this screencap before I telnetted into the router to change the router's system time and date. It is also a pain that you cannot copy and paste the text out of this box yourself to paste into a document or email to your ISP. However, what I did was I got the abuse email for my ISP and you set your router to automatically send an email directly to abuse@yourISP.com so you are no longer hassled with garnering information about an attacker and sending it to the ISP, the ZyWall can do it automatically for you.
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WAN To LAN policies for blocking packets regarding "Rules" that you set up yourself.
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LAN to WAN policies for blocking packets...
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With custom ports, you can open up a port or a range of ports for certain applications that you would like to have access and be accessed from the internet, such as game servers, ftp clients, and web servers.


 

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