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By Jerry Lee Ford Jr.

Absolutely the Beginner's consultant to non-public Firewalls is designed to supply simplified, but thorough firewall details at the so much general own firewall software program purposes on hand for the non professional firewall buyer. furthermore, it deals info and hyperlinks to sites that can assist you attempt your safeguard after your individual firewall is put in

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Recognition and defense against denial-of-service attacks—The firewall should be able to recognize when an attack has been launched and be able to terminate it by blocking the attacker’s access. ■ Alerting and logging—Your firewall should alert you when it detects a security breach or attack and keep a detailed log for you to review. ■ Support for home networking—Some personal firewalls work with home networks while others may prevent them from functioning. Hardware Firewalls Hardware firewalls are external devices that provide a buffer between your computer and your Internet connection.

Most share a common set of characteristics. These characteristics include: ■ Cable/DSL router—Built-in software that routes your outgoing network traffic (such as e-mail, file uploads, and so on) to the Internet and receives and forwards network Internet traffic sent to your computer. Any Internet traffic not addressed specifically to your computer is automatically disregarded. ■ DHCP server—Dynamic Host Control Protocol or DHCP is a software feature used by people with small networks. It allows the hardware firewall to double as a DHCP server.

Com. Note A network hub/switch is an external device that facilitates the connection of computers into a local area network. 1. Although called a 44 ABSOLUTE BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO PERSONAL FIREWALLS cable/DSL router, this device provides a typical hardware-based personal firewall solution. com. In addition to the Linksys line of personal hardware firewalls, there are a number of really good personal hardware firewalls on the market. com. For example, you might also want to look at the DI-704 Homegateway cable/DSL Internet sharing and firewall router made by Dlink.

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