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Describe the security safeguards used in networking ,also explain firewalls.

Subject: Advanced Network Technologies

Topic: Network Security

Difficulty: Medium

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Network security is any activity designed to protect the usability and integrity of your network and data. It includes both hardware and software technologies. Effective network security manages access to the network. It targets a variety of threats and stops them from entering or spreading on your network.Network security combines multiple layers of defenses at the edge and in the network. Each network security layer implements policies and controls. Authorized users gain access to network resources, but malicious actors are blocked from carrying out exploits and threats.

A firewall is a device installed between the internet network of an organization and the rest of Internet. When a computer is connected to Internet, it can create many problems for corporate companies. Most companies put a large amount of confidential information online. Such an information should not be disclosed to the unauthorized persons. Second problem is that the virus, worms and other digital pests can breach the security and can destroy the valuable data.

The main purpose of a firewall is to separate a secure area from a less secure area and to control communications between the two. Firewall also controlling inbound and outbound communications on anything from a single machine to an entire network.

The main purpose of a firewall is to separate a secure area from a less secure area and to control communications between the two. Firewall also controlling inbound and outbound communications on anything from a single machine to an entire network.

On the Other Hand Software firewalls, also sometimes called personal firewalls, are designed to run on a single computer. These are most commonly used on home or small office computers that have broadband access, which tend to be left on all the time.

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