Firewalls

Firewalls help protect computers by screening out hackers, viruses, and worms that try to reach your computer. It is important to review firewall issues for Computer System Security.

Firewalls control incoming and outgoing network traffic. They establish barriers between the trusted, secure internal network and another network that is assumed to be not secure. Firewalls act by blocking all the ports on a computer. A port is simply a channel of communication that computers can use, and there are thousands of them available.

Windows Firewall

Below are general guidelines for turning the Windows Firewall on/off.

  1. On your Server: Go to the Control Panel.
  2. At the very bottom, click on Windows Firewall.
  3. On the left, click Turn Windows Firewall on or off.

There are two kinds of firewalls: