Hardware Firewall OR Software Firewall
Hardware and software firewalls overlap in some important ways:
- Both block unwanted incoming traffic by default, protecting vulnerable network services from the wicked Internet.
- Both can block certain types of outgoing traffic. (This feature may not be present in many routers.)
Advantages of software firewalls:
A hardware firewall sits between your computers/servers and the Internet, while a software firewall sits between your computer and your network. If other computers on your network become infected, the software firewall will most likely protect your computer from them.
Software firewalls allow you to easily control access to the network on a per-application basis. In addition, controlling incoming traffic as well. A software firewall can prompt you when an application on your computer wants to connect to the Internet and allow you to prevent applications from connecting to the network.
Advantages of hardware firewalls:
Hardware firewalls sit apart from your computer – if your computer becomes infected with a worm, that worm could easily disable your software firewall and wreak havoc. However, that worm couldn’t disable your hardware firewall.
Hardware firewalls can provide centralized network management. We can easily configure the firewall’s settings from a single device remotely or in person. Its important that you have an experienced network admin to deploy and configure a firewall. Without proper knowledge of correct configurations you may not be able to access the internet. Call us today and we will make sure you have the very best protection, and the best price on the market.