Internet Firewall Configration
Do you want to know about the needs and benefits of configuring a firewall on a computer connected to the Internet?
Firewall blocks and prevents unauthorized users to access a private network. It can be implemented as a hardware and software or even as a combination of both and scrutinizes all incoming and outgoing messages and stops the ones that do not meet the security criteria. It is crucial to have a firewall configured on your machine, in order to block hackers and malicious programs from accessing the server. Also, to ensure secure business on the web you need to configure firewall on your machine. Firewall is also used to protect home network and family from inappropriate websites.
Mentioned below are few points that will provide you an in-depth understanding of needs and benefits of configuring firewall:
- What are the different types of firewall techniques?
- Importance of firewall in a computer connected to Internet
- How to configure a hardware firewall?
What are the different types of firewall techniques?
There are several techniques of configuring a firewall on a computer depending on the Internet usage habits of the user. Packet filter firewall inspects and audits every incoming and outgoing packet, allowing access on the basis of set user-defined rules. Although, difficult to configure, this is a very effective firewall technique. Application gateway firewall technique can be used for specific applications, such as FTP and Telnet servers. In order to ensure security in TCP or UDP connection, circuit level gateway firewall technique is used. Proxy server firewall is used to examine every message entering or leaving the network. Most firewall use combination of two or more techniques to ensure effective security.
Importance of firewall in a computer connected to Internet
It is essential to have a firewall configured on a computer connected to Internet due to ever growing online personal and PC security threats. To ensure that your sensitive and confidential data is secure from hackers and malicious attacks it becomes necessary to have a firewall for both, residential and business users. Firewall keeps a track of all attempts to enter private network or a personal computer. Apart from this, it filters traffic based on the packet state, destination addresses and port numbers.
How to configure a hardware firewall?
To configure a hardware firewall on your system, you need to follow the below mentioned steps. First, you need to go to Security and open Hardware Firewall. You need to select from the list all servers that you want to protect and click on Add. Now, to configure the firewall, you need to go to Edit link. Go to Working Config to edit, add and delete set of rules. After that, press the Apply Config button in order to finish the configuration process.
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