A stateful firewall keeps track of the state of network connections (such as TCP streams or UDP communication) and is able to hold significant attributes of each connection in memory. These attributes are collectively known as the state of the connection, and may include such details as the IP addresses and ports involved in the connection and the sequence numbers of the packets traversing the connection. Stateful inspection monitors incoming and outgoing packets over time, as well as the state of the connection, and stores the data in dynamic state tables. This cumulative data is evaluated, so that filtering decisions would not only be based on administrator-defined rules, but also on context that has been built by previous connections as well as previous packets belonging to the same connection.
By keeping track of the connection state, stateful firewalls provide added efficiency in terms of packet inspection. This is because for existing connections the firewall need only check the state table, instead of checking the packet against the firewall's rule set, which can be extensive.
Webroam Stateful Firewall module allows administrators to set up rules and how the network traffic flows in their network. Webroam Stateful Firewall contains different modules to monitor and permitting or denying any specific type of traffic. Webroam Stateful Firewall interoperates with other Webroam UTM technologies, including Network Address Translation (NAT), quality of service (QoS), and IP Security (IPsec) and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) VPN, to become a vital component of an end-to-end network security infrastructure. Some features like Port forwarding (DNAT) / Source NAT / Incoming routed traffic, Outgoing traffic, Inter-Zone traffic, VPN traffic and System access allow you to manage your network secure and totally flexible.
Webroam Firewall filters and monitors the information coming through the Internet connection into your network for malicious behavior to ensure their elimination before the malwares can reach the system. It filters the information coming to and going out of your private network. Webroam Stateful Firewall examines each network packet. It then determines whether to forward it to the destination.