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Security Firewalls – Security Firewall History and Facts | BulletProof Security

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Published: May 19, 2010
Updated: August 9, 2010

Description:  A security firewall is a system designed to prevent unauthorized access to or from a private network. Security firewalls can be either a hardware firewall (router) or software firewall (firewall software application), or a combination of both.  Security firewall history and facts.

1951 – First commercially available computer was the Ferranti Mark 1.
1957 – The development of what is now called the Internet started by the Soviet Union.
1969 – ARPANet created by the US Defense Department (now known as the Internet) first went live in October 1969. It used the NCP protocol (Network Control Protocol).
1970 – The world’s first wireless packet-switched network was ALOHAnet.
1972 – ALOHAnet was the first network to connect to ARPANET in 1972.
1974 – First routers – Xerox routers came into operation sometime after early 1974.
1983 – TCP/IP protocol replaced the NCP protocol.
1985 – Wi-Fi technology origins – FCC released several bands of radio spectrum for unlicensed use.
1986 – NSFNET (formerly ARPANet) went online and connected to the CSNET network.
1980’s Late – First security firewall was created in the Late 1980’s.
1991 – Official launch of the World Wide Web for public use by Tim Berners-Lee and colleagues at CERN.
1994 – Carnegie Mellon University built the first wireless Internet network in the world at their Pittsburgh campus in 1994.
1997 – WEP encryption was introduced for wireless security firewalls. WEP encryption is easily cracked within minutes.
2003 – WPA and WPA2 encryption for wireless security firewalls became available in devices in 2003.
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