Difference Between Application Layer And Packet-filtering Firewall

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Answer the following:

  • How is an application layer firewall different from a packet-filtering firewall?
  • Why is an application layer firewall sometimes called a proxy server?
  • What is stateful inspection?
  • What is a VPN? Why is it becoming more widely used?
  • What is content filtering, and should it be leveraged on a corporate network? Backup your statement with 2 or 3 facts.

Please pick two peer posts for your responses. Do you agree with their statements on content filtering or disagree and why? Are there other angles they did not add? I expect a minimum of 3 posts per discussion question; the first response will be your initial answer to the discussion question. When responding to a peer’s initial post, I expect more than just “I agree or disagree.” I want you to back up your opinion and add to the overall discussion.

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Difference between an application layer firewall and a packet-filtering firewall
An application layer firewall inspects all network traffic or packers and it allows only
“clean” requests to pass through the application. On the other hand, a packet-filtering firewall is
configured to allow a particular packet with a particular destination, source, and port address to
pass through or enter. In addition, an application layer firewall is more secured as compared to a
packet-filtering firewall because it understands application layer protocols such as FTP while a
packet-filter firewall does not (Zhangb, 2018). An application layer firewall trac...

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