Exploring the Windows Firewall

Wednesday, 30 May 2007, 11:44 AM EST

While a firewall at your network’s edge was sufficient protection against the threats of yesterday, this is no longer the case as threats are different, they’re more sophisticated, and they’re more prevalent. Not to mention that devices and work styles differ significantly from the past. Many computers carry sensitive information stored locally, and they spend a lot of time away from the corporate network (that is, outside the edge). Therefore, the firewall must evolve into an individual client protection mechanism. Make no mistake: client firewalls are no longer optional. To protect your computers from your own corpnet and from the Internet, client firewalls are required.

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