Implementation of Threat policies and Routing process in Firepower Threat Defense


Prajwal S Telkar, Undergraduate Student, Dr. Kiran V, IEEE Senior Member, Associate Professor
Electronics and Communication Engineering, R V College of Engineering, Bangalore.


A firewall is a guard of the network which inspects the packets based on the rules adopted to be executed in the threat environment. This is used to block the flow of undesirable content, forbids unauthorized remote access, and impedes immoral contents, assures security based on protocol and IP address, insulates seamless activity in Enterprise networks, shields conversation and coordination contents and thus this cybersecurity tool secures the system when administering on the internet with humongous amount of malicious data threatening the performance and data of the network structure. Cisco’s next-generation firewalls are equipped to combat the menace and in this project, initially, it is focused on the working of the FTD and analyzes the steps carried out in the processes. FMC is the graphical user interface to control FTD which is connected through the management interface. Various policies such as file policy, Prefilter policy, malware policies, provide the firewall to work more efficiently on the firewall. Additionally, these firewalls are equipped with a routing process to uphold the efficiency of the firewall which behaves as a router to establish a connection between the network nodes. The routing process is implemented using the firewall which is an IP routing software suite that provides a robust facility to adapt the firewall for routing conditions.