What is Geo IP Filtering
What it is and how new advances have
changed the network security paradigm.
is a network security tool that allows or denies network traffic based on
geographical location. Sometimes
referred to as country filtering or blocking, Geo-IP filtering allows your
network to choose places in the world from which it will accept network
traffic. More importantly, innovative designs in Geo-IP Filtering enable new
and unparalleled levels of precision that allow businesses to prevent access to
and from high risk geographical areas without excluding potentially valuable
customers or business.
The importance of harnessing the power of Geo-IP filtering as part of a
comprehensive security system seems obvious when one considers the
massive volume of cyber-attacks that threaten networks on a daily
basis. However, many network security specialists are reluctant to
implement such a system. This probably stems from past experience that
individuals may have had with such systems.