Representatives from the Information Technology (IT) offices and Data Centers of the Constituent Universities (CUs) of the UP System participated in a 3-day training about next generation firewall configuration held at the UP Information Technology Development Center last January 15 - 17, 2020. The training was facilitated by Mr. John Nikko Junia, who is an expert on Network and Gateway Security.
Points discussed in the training were the architecture of the firewall hardware, configuring the firewall hardware platforms, how to have initial access in the system, DNS data, cyber security, proper control of web traffic using the firewall hardware, licensing and updating the firewall hardware, among others.
The training was organized by the UP Information Technology Development Center (UP ITDC) as part of the efforts of the University to strengthen its network systems and infrastructure. The growing concerns on network security and data privacy are of utmost importance to all University stakeholders and these concerns require solutions that are robust, effective and reliable.