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The Cisco IOS Firewall Feature Set

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Implementing network-wide security can be daunting, depending upon the size and the business of the company. The cost in ease of use and in resources to implement a network security policy must be weighed against the costs and possibility of network security breaches. Fortunately, the Cisco IOS Firewall Feature Set is designed for organizations that cannot use a traditional firewall due to financial constraints or implementation complexity. Anu Tewari tells how this feature set can help companies guard against security breaches.

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