Firewalls and Risk Management

Due Week 2 and worth 100 pointsFirewalls are evolving into more sophisticated and advanced devices. Imagine you are working for a midsized organization whose 250 employees are located both remotely and in the corporate office in the U.S. The company specializes in providing multilanguage support for government agencies around the world. For more information about firewall design, go to Cisco’s Website, located at, and search for keyword: Firewall Design. Write a four to five (4-5) page paper in which you:Describe the main features and functions for three (3) of the latest series of firewalls and identify the potential weaknesses of each firewall.Choose a firewall for your theoretical organization and provide a rationale for choosing this firewall. Explain how you would optimize the implementation of the firewall you chose.Identify three (3) foreseen problems and three (3) foreseen risks associated with the implementation of your selected firewall. Suggest strategies to solve the problems and mitigate the risks.Describe how the different types of firewalls fit into a risk management approach within an organization. Determine the common risks that firewalls prevent or mitigate as well as the risks they do not prevent or mitigate.Use the provided scenario to create a diagram depicting a network and firewall design, including a DMZ for your organization, using Microsoft Visio or Dia. Note: The graphically depicted solution is not included in the required page length.Use at least four (4) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.

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