Firewall

IP Office Firewall

The IP Office integrated firewall provides packet filtering of the most common IP protocols including File Transfer Protocol (FTP) and Internet browsing (HTTP). Each protocol passing through the firewall can be restricted/ allowed access in four different ways:

  • Drop
    • No sessions via this protocol will be allowed through the wall
  • In
    • An incoming session can “punch a hole” in the wall to allow traffic in both directions
  • Out
    • An outgoing session can “punch a hole” in the wall to allow traffic in both directions
  • Bothway
    • An incoming or outgoing sessions can “punch a hole” in the wall to allow traffic in both directions.

In cases where a protocol is not supported by default, the firewall can be customized to control packets based on their content. IP Office allows the configuration of as many firewalls as needed through IP Office Manager. This permits different security regulations to be applied to individual dial-in users and data services.