Level Gateway Benefits
The application level gateway offers the following
- It provides the same filtering benefits of the
packet filtering firewall.
- The gateway can prevent application level attacks
as previously discussed.
- It completely hides the protected network from
- The application level gateway can provide
complete logging of all traffic in and out of the
firewall. This leaves a record of any attempted
or successful break-ins to the protected network.
Without logging it is difficult to tell when
someone has broken in or is attempting to break
in to the network.