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Network Security, Guidelines to Build a Security Perimeter for SMEs
Godon S, Haskell-Dowland PS (Dowland PS)
Advances in Communications, Computing, Networks and Security 6, ISBN: 978-1-84102-258-1, pp40-47, 2009
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Network Security is becoming a significant problem for SME administrators. Lack of time, small budget and limited expertise are some of the common issues faced today by most small and medium companies. This paper addresses this problem by proposing a simplified method for securing the network perimeter. Based on the observations made on SME constraints and on the state of the art of current vulnerabilities and threats, this paper presents a decision making approach on how to build a security perimeter for SMEs. Firewalls are obviously the central point of this study. Different guidelines will be provided to efficiently choose a firewall solution.

Godon S, Haskell-Dowland PS (Dowland PS)