The Windows Firewall provides security from unauthorized inbound and outbound network access.
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The Windows Firewall is one of the most advanced security programs offered by Microsoft to prevent unauthorized access to and from your computer. The firewall works for both inbound as well as outbound traffic and can be controlled by the administrator of the machine or network in line with the security requirements.
The firewall significantly reins in the attack surface of the computer, thereby reducing the chances of an attack. Due to the reduced attack surface, it also becomes easier to handle the security of the network.
Since the hardware and software requirements for this firewall is the same as the requirements of the installed Microsoft Windows Operating System, there is no additional investment required for its efficient working either.
The firewall does not require a separate download either, as it is part of the operating system package you have downloaded or bought from Microsoft.
All these factors, as well as those mentioned below and more makes the Windows Firewall one of the most used firewalls today.
Two-Way Security from Unauthorized Access
Network security threats are a real thing today, and in addition to threats from the internet that may put your data at risk, there is always the risk of your own network sending out data that mau be confidential.
Therefore, in order to keep your data truly safe, it is necessary to monitor both, your inbound as well as outbound network, and this is where the Windows Firewall’s function of restricting both outbound as well as inbound access comes into play.
The firewall access your software as well as system configurations to assess the network security, and in line with the three different profiles available, sets up the security to keep your data and intellectual property safe from prying eyes as well as unauthorized distribution or sharing.
The choice between three profiles – Public, Private and Domain – allows users to choose the flexibility of their network’s security quotient, and thereby, the restrictive nature of their network. The firewall records both successful connection as well as dropped data packets, providing you with a comprehensive security log.
Easy configuration, the absence of demanding hardware and software requirements, and the integration with the Windows Operating System are factors that further make the Windows Firewall a breeze to use too.
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To learn more about the Windows Firewall and its various features, click here.