Design and development of a firewall software

Dissertation Information

Students:
  • Tsigrimanis Vasileios

Dissertation Description

The purpose of this project was to design a firewall program to defend a computer from malicious attacks. Firewalls are important tools and are often the first line of defense for a computer. The firewall was designed and tested by myself using the knowledge I gained from researching this topic. Through this project i gained a better understanding of security and networking practices from both defending and attacking perspectives.

Information security has been a concern throughout history. A firewall is an important tool used in securing computer networks. The firewall acts as a filter, examining traffic that comes in and comparing it to a set of rules. The firewall then decides whether to forward the traffic or to “drop” it, preventing it from ever reaching its target destination.