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Why Firewalls are Important

In this video, you will learn why firewalls are important.

In this video, you will learn why firewalls are important. A firewall is a piece of hardware or software that is the go-between for your computer and the internet that prevents malicious programs from getting onto your network.

Here are two tips to keep in mind:

  • operating systems such as Windows, Linux, and OSX have built-in firewalls
  • understand the rules configured for your firewall for optimal security that is balanced with workability

Reflect and share: Do you currently have a firewall setup? Is it hardware or software? How well do you understand how your firewall is set up? If you don’t have a firewall set up, what would you select and why?

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