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Firewalls 101: Hardware, Software & Web Application Firewalls – Part 3

Web Applications in Real Life
Web Applications in Real Life

Okay everyone… As we are learning in this series, it turns out what our grandparents have been telling us since we were born (first conveyed to us via crudely hand-drawn pictures and a primal, baby-rattle version of Morse code) is accurate. You really can never get enough information about firewalls. For that reason, we are discussing them at length: first firewalls in general; then distinctions between hardware and software firewalls; and finally, in this post, Web application firewalls (WAFs).

The primary articles cited for this series are from the Michigan Cyber Initiative (“Hardware Firewall vs. Software Firewall”); Open Web Application Security Project (“Best Practices: Use of Web Application Firewalls”); PCWorld (“What You Should
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Firewalls 101: Hardware, Software & Web Application Firewalls – Part 2

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Let’s continue our discussion of firewalls. In the first part of this series, we talked about firewalls as a general concept. Today we will discuss hardware firewall and software firewall technology. Then in the next post, we will look at web application firewalls (WAFs).

For this three-part series, we are reviewing the following articles: “Hardware Firewall vs. Software Firewall” (Michigan Cyber Initiative); “Best Practices: Use of Web Application Firewalls” (Open Web Application Security Project); “What You Should

Know About Firewalls,” (PCWorld); and “Better Protection – Hardware or Software Firewall?” (PChuck’s Network).

In the last post, we also reviewed furwalls – walls of genuine animal fur or a synthetic alternative that are quickly becoming more popular than wallpaper or fake wood paneling in home and office environments. Today, in addition to discussing hardware and software firewalls, we will look at how to make sure live walls of fur are adjusted frequently and best used to properly motivate your employees.
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Firewalls 101: Hardware, Software & Web Application Firewalls

 

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Firewalls: We all know they are vital for Internet security, but what are their basic purposes and flavors? This series serves as a basic beginner’s guide to firewalls of the three major types: hardware, software, and web application (WAFs).

For this three-part series, we will look at information from several different sources. The primary ones will be “Hardware Firewall vs. Software Firewall,” from the Michigan Cyber Initiative; “Best Practices: Use of Web Application Firewalls,” from the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP); and “What You Should

Know About Firewalls,” by Michael Desmond for PCWorld. This first part will focus on firewalls generally. The second part will target the differences between hardware and software firewalls; and web application firewalls will be explored in-depth in the third installment.
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Speed Up Image Editing Workflow For Your Website

Providing visual impact for your blog or website is one of those tasks that can become really arduous. Why? It’s nobody’s favorite thing to scour the internet for free use images, correctly attribute them, clutter up your hard drive, and work out the best work flow for image labeling, social media sharing etc. The list goes on, and for the most part, those of us in control of publishing things for our web page – are not web designers.

 

Online Photo Editor for WordPress Websites or Blogs

Edit your pictures online and add them to your WordPress website or blog. It’s easy to do with PicMonkey!

Juliana Payson‘s insight:

Angela Wills goes through a step by step on how to use PicMonkey in this Video. The important thing about an online picture editor, is that it doesn’t add more software to your hard drive . I find even the ultimate software for image editing – Photoshop, is frustratingly cache consuming, and obviously nothing similar for blogging on the run using your android device.

To capture screens on mobile phone you’ll find a list of apps, Similarly on Firefox there will be different add-ons, and to capture screens in Chrome, you can check out the following …

Juliana Payson‘s insight:

For those of you who can’t step up to paid tools like Snagit and Camtasia by Techsmith, FreeNuts weighs up the pros cons and overall usability for browser based screen grabbers. I have recently switch to Chrome, and particularly love the way I don’t have to worry about data management on my hard drive. In Chrome, recently downloaded files have a short cut right in the browser window which you can drag into form fields when you want to re-upload them to your website.

Finally I wanted to feature some web based image editing software, here is a top list recommended by 6revisions.

From sixrevisions.com – 2008

Web-based image editors have several advantages to its desktop counterparts. The most obvious benefit is that they allow you to work on any computer.

Juliana Payson‘s insight:

Although this is one of Jacob Gube’s old articles I included it as a starting point to show you there are still evolving options out there that avoid you having to fork out for Photoshop. I’m sad to say Pheonix an advanced image editor from Aviary is no longer available. Pixlr seems to be the most robust tool out of all of them, but is sadly lacking the community and image-sharing aspect that was so integral in Pheonix. For now, my image capture-editing-storing is a two step process that involves re-upping content onto my G+ profile.

Write back and let me know if you found alternative ways to speed up your online image workflow process. I’m sure our fellow webmasters and website owners will appreciate the tips. Hit me up on Google Plus or leave a comment for me to follow up and investigate. – Juliana