Playing with fire(walls), Question No. 6

6.) When deploying dual firewalls in a parallel fashion, it's best to configure them so that in the event of a failure, both firewalls automatically block all traffic. What is this configuration called?
A. fair share
B. load balancing
C. series circuit
D. fail-safe

Answer from Firewall redundancy: Deployment scenarios and benefits:
"Both firewalls should be configured to fail-safe, that is, in the event of a failure, they should automatically block all traffic."

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This was first published in April 2005

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