What is a Firewall in Network Security? - Role & Use


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A firewall can be used to direct and control traffic _____.

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1. What is the maximum number of zones that can be associated to a firewall?

2. Which of the following is the purpose of a firewall access policy?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Answering these questions can help you see what you know about firewalls. The quiz/worksheet focus on the specific capabilities of firewalls as well as how they are evolving.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz allows you to test your knowledge of:

  • What kinds of traffic a firewall can direct
  • How many zones a firewall can be associated with
  • Purpose of a firewall access policy
  • Type of firewall that can prevent advanced threats

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on firewalls in network security
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what a firewall prevents with live threat intelligence
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the types of traffic a firewall can direct

Additional Learning

To find out more about how firewalls protect you, review the lesson titled What is a Firewall in Network Security? - Role & Use to understand topics like:

  • How a firewall is like a doorman
  • What a network zone is
  • Why constant advances in security are needed to protect data