- What does a firewall do?
The World Wide Web is a network and if you don't have a firewall installed, other users on the Internet will be able to access your computer. A firewall is a virtual barrier between the Internet and your home computer network.
- Why install a firewall?
Since most people store personal information on their computers, it's important to prevent intruders from breaking in and compromising this data.
Firewalls prevent malicious software that uses computer networks and security holes to replicate and spread from computer to computer via the Internet.
- What other protection will I need?
Firewalls do a lot to keep your personal documents and information safe; however they don't protect your computer against most viruses. Thus we recommend that you also have antivirus software installed.
- Types of firewalls
All the routers that Madasafish supply have a hardware firewall built in. We strongly recommend that you also install a software firewall on every computer that connects to the Internet.
For a security solution that includes a firewall, Madasafish recommends the following software: