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    Should You Block Connections to Your Network From Foreign Countries?

    Date 15 Feb 2021
    Category Network Security
    Posted By Brittany Day
    Geo Earth

    This article featured on the frontpage of Slashdot examines the concept of geo filtering and how it could add a valuable layer of security to your firewall, and explores how the Geolocation for nftables project is leveraging Open Source to provide intuitive, customizable geo filtering on Linux.


    What if you could block connections to your network in real-time from countries around the world such as Russia, China and Brazil where the majority of cyberattacks originate? What if you could redirect connections to a single network based on their origin? As you can imagine, being able to control these things would reduce the number of attack vectors on your network, improving its security. You may be surprised that this is not only possible, but straightforward and easy, by implementing GeoIP filtering on your nftables firewall with Geolocation for nftables

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