Quiz Answer

Playing with fire(walls), Question No. 7

7.) What firewall architecture analyzes only the headers of packets and was replaced by dynamic packet filtering as the industry standard?
A. series circuit
B. static packet filtering
C. stateful inspection
D. fail-safe

Answer from the SearchSecurity.com glossary:
"Also known as dynamic packet filtering, it has replaced static packet filtering as the industry standard firewall solution for networks… In contrast to static packet filtering, in which only the headers of packets are checked, stateful inspection analyzes packets down to the application layer."


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