A. Provides high-performance filtering.
B. Makes denial of service (DoS) attacks difficult.
C. Supports a large number of applications.
D. Authenticates devices.
E. Authenticates individuals.
Answer: B and C.
Compared to a standard firewall, the application layer firewall has a greater understanding of applications that are transiting the firewall. This deeper packet inspection then makes it increasingly difficult for denial of service (DoS) attacks to get through.