Coming from a non-technical background, I’ve always heard about firewalls and figured that they protected your network from bad things in the internet world… but that’s just the thing. I thought “network” meant that you had to be some huge corporation that had lots and lots of money to spend on creating and maintaining a network. I was wrong.
Here’s what I’ve learned about firewalls:
A firewall serves as a wall between the public Internet and your private data on your computer or network. It keeps thieves and hackers out while allowing you to get what you need from the Internet. A firewall can be software on a single computer, or hardware to protect a network. It can stop the attempts of hackers, thieves, viruses, spyware, and more. Therefore, a firewall is vital to the security of your business and your home computer and/or network.
A firewall screens all incoming traffic for malicious materials. It’s a proactive anti-virus; meaning that it doesn’t remove viruses, it prevents them from getting anywhere near your system!
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