• Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 471
  • Last Modified:

Explain firewall settings

Can you give a brief explaiation of what each filter is for,  and what would be affected when enabled?

(when I enabled Filter cookies i could not browse the internet)

Filter Proxy:  
Filter Cookies:  
Filter Java Applets:    
Filter ActiveX :
Filter Multicast:  
     
   
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
0
tom
Asked:
tom
  • 2
1 Solution
 
sarangk_14Commented:
You may find this document particularly useful:
http://www.informit.com/articles/printerfriendly.aspx?p=598649


Hope this helps
0
 
sarangk_14Commented:
A mode general explanation of the filters you have queried about:

Filter proxy : This setting would typically allow you to channel the traffic to and from your network through a proxy server of your choice.

Filter cookies: This setting allows you to override any cookie related setting of the client web-browser. If you set the cookie filter on the firewall to block all cookies, any web-site that uses cookies would think that the user is rejecting cookies, irrespective of the settings in the web-browser.

Similarly, Java Applets and ActiveX filters allow you to control how the firewall should respond to content requiring any of them.

Hope this helps and any comments/suggestions/corrections are welcome.
0

Featured Post

Who's Defending Your Organization from Threats?

Protecting against advanced threats requires an IT dream team – a well-oiled machine of people and solutions working together to defend your organization. Download our resource kit today to learn more about the tools you need to build you IT Dream Team!

  • 2
Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now