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The Great Firewall of China

Posted on March 24, 2015 in Articles | by

Visitors from around the world flock to China to view one of the world’s architectural marvels: the Great Wall of China. The Chinese government erected this defensive barrier over two thousand years ago to keep out invading armies. Today’s visitors to China also face a more high-tech version of that wall when they attempt to access the Internet: the Great Firewall of China.

The Great Firewall isn’t a single security device. Rather, it is a collection of technologies from many different companies designed to filter Internet traffic entering and leaving China. While it may be primarily designed to restrict the activity of Chinese citizens, it also impacts the ability of business travelers and tourists seeking to use the Internet to reach back home.

Read the full story: The Great Firewall of China

Published March 24, 2015 in Certification Magazine

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Mike Chapple, CISSP, Ph.D.

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