Monitor and Secure Any Inbound and Outbound TCP/IP Connection to Your IBM i
The Enforcive Firewall Manager add-on brings a powerful extra layer of protection to your IBM i environments. This dedicated software-based IBM i firewall secures your systems in ways your hardware (router/firewall) and application access-control layers do not.
How Firewall Manager Works
By monitoring and securing all inbound and outbound TCP/IP connections to your IBM i environments, Firewall Manager lets you fully audit all ports and then lock down selected ports as needed. You define access by source, destination port, IP address, and user (user-based policies are limited to outbound communications). And Firewall Manager comes with a user-friendly GUI front end that simplifies the implementation of your port-based access policies.
Worried how this could impact performance? Don’t be. As the result of several new features included with version V7R1 of IBM i/OS, the performance impact of Firewall Manager is minimal.