NETGEAR FVS318 Router User Manual

Introduction 1-1
Chapter 1
This chapter describes the features of the NETGEAR Model FVS318 Cable/DSL ProSafe VPN
About the FVS318 VPN Firewall
The FVS318 VPN Firewall is a complete security solution that protects your network from attacks
and intrusions while allowing secure connections with other trusted users over the Internet. Unlike
simple Internet sharing routers that rely on NAT for security, the FVS318 uses Stateful Packet
Inspection, widely considered as the most effective method of filtering IP traffic, to ensure secure
firewall filtering. The FVS318 allows Internet access for up to 253 users, and is capable of eight
simultaneous VPN connections.
Key Features
The FVS318 VPN Firewall offers the following features.
A Powerful, True Firewall
Unlike simple Internet sharing NAT routers, the FVS318 VPN Firewall is a true firewall, using
stateful packet inspection to defend against hacker attacks. Its firewall features include:
Denial of Service (DoS) protection
Automatically detects and thwarts Denial of Service (DoS) attacks such as Ping of Death,
SYN Flood, LAND Attack and IP Spoofing.
Blocks unwanted traffic from the Internet to your LAN.
Blocks access from your LAN to Internet locations that you specify as off-limits