Word of the Month: Firewall

In short, a firewall is software installed on your computer to help protect your system from potentially dangerous outside influences. There are two types of firewall software. On a larger scale, firewall technology is used to keep hackers and other unauthorized users from breaching internal networks by monitoring the people who access the system. Essentially, it protects a private network from the public network. However, you can also have firewall software installed on your PC to protect your personal information from external threats. Absolutely essential for anyone using the internet, firewalls are vital tools for your online security.

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