MCCC Knowledge Base

What is a Reputable Firewall?

2016

 

What is a Reputable Firewall?


All guest devices are required to be running a reputable firewall set up to block unsolicited incoming connections. A firewall will act as a gate keeper to the internet for your system. Some such firewall programs are:

  • Windows Firewall
  • Linux IPTables (Ubuntu UFW)
  • OSX Application Firewall

With no firewall there is nothing between hackers on the internet and your computer. A firewall will try to keep out unwanted traffic to keep your system safe.

0 (0)
Article Rating (No Votes)
Rate this article
Attached Files
There are no attachments for this article.
Comments
There are no comments for this article. Be the first to post a comment.
Name
Email
Related Articles RSS Feed
What is a Strong Password?
Viewed 6266 times since Mon, Jul 18, 2016
Software Updates on College Owned Windows Computers
Viewed 6455 times since Wed, Jul 8, 2015
InCommon Federation Participant Operational Practices (POP)
Viewed 6733 times since Fri, Feb 26, 2016
Allow sites to run Flash
Viewed 5473 times since Tue, Oct 10, 2017
Secured Print
Viewed 12268 times since Thu, Mar 12, 2015
How to Change or Update your Password - Complete Guide
Viewed 46939 times since Tue, May 24, 2016
Infographic: Multi-Factor Authentication for Secure Document Viewing
Viewed 4787 times since Wed, Jan 30, 2019
LastPass - Password Manager - PC
Viewed 7770 times since Thu, Nov 12, 2015
Faculty and Staff - Best Practices for Hosting Secure Virtual Sessions/Meetings
Viewed 3883 times since Thu, Apr 9, 2020
Protecting Sensitive Data
Viewed 8290 times since Mon, Mar 2, 2015

Need Help?