Firewalls for small business

Contributed by James Thomas

A firewall is either hardware, software or a combination of both that is used to prevent, block or should I say try to prevent unwanted information from entering your network. This applies to a home, small business, or a large corporation network. A firewall monitors all of the incoming and outgoing traffic (information) to the local area network. Notice that the firewall is located between your network and the Internet.

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