You work for a small company with one location and about 100 users. Your company is going to add Internet access for all users. Your company has one critical web application server that provides information for your customers. The company policy aligns well with best practices. Your company does not yet have an incident response policy. You are tasked with performing research on the various firewall and VPN solutions to protect the network and provide remote access to the users and to make a recommendation to your manager. You will want to consider the various types of firewalls such as: traditional static packet filtering, stateful packet inspection firewalls, proxy servers and application-level firewalls
The following should be considered and included as you complete the project:
Consider the policies and standards of the organization when designing your solution. Since you will not have an actual policy, please consider best practices for firewalls and VPNs.
You will want to discuss how you will address network vulnerabilities through the proper configuration of the firewalls and VPNs.
You will discuss the type of filtering and/or inspection that you plan to incorporate into your solution.
Illustrate the encryption option that you will use for the solution.
Your company does not yet have an incident response policy so discuss how incidents will be discovered and addressed.
Keep in mind the number of users, cost, and ease of configuration when recommending the solution.
Evaluate the research on at least two firewall and VPN solutions for your company.
Your paper should include the recommendation to your manager and the reason why you made this selection.
Your paper should be at 4 – 5 pages (not including the title reference page) and be submitted in APA format.