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Implement a web application firewall (WAF)

For businesses, look to elevate the security of your web applications by deploying a web application firewall (WAF). This defense layer inspects all incoming HTTP/HTTPS requests and responses, meticulously filtering out malicious traffic including SQL injection, cross-site scripting (XSS) and various application-layer attacks. By adopting a WAF, you fortify your web services against a spectrum […]

Enable firewall protection

Firewall protection works by either blocking or permitting network traffic — also referred to as network packets and data packets — based on a set of predefined security rules. Its primary purpose is to act as a barrier between your computer and potential threats. By enabling firewall protection, you establish an additional line of defense for […]

Use a firewall on your computer to block unauthorized access to your network

Firewalls essentially serve as a barrier between your device and the internet. Specifically, they monitor incoming and outgoing network traffic, blocking unauthorized connections and potential cyber threats. Most devices come with built-in firewalls, but for additional peace of mind, you can also opt for third-party firewall software. In doing so, configure the firewall to allow […]

Use a next-generation firewall instead of a traditional firewall

This mainly applies to businesses. Traditional firewalls have limited potential and don’t typically include features like built-in malware protection and application monitoring. Next-generation firewalls do and are much more powerful than their counterparts. As a result, upgrading to a next-generation firewall can significantly enhance overall security and better protect sensitive information from new threats.

Make sure your Windows Firewall autostarts

Even basic cyber protection should boot up as soon as your computer does. To toggle automatic launch in Windows settings, remember to: Go to the Services management console. Scroll and double click Windows Firewall. Check the Windows Firewall Properties box. Set startup type to Automatic and click Stop, then Start and Okay.

Install a cloud firewall

A strong firewall to run all access through is key in a distributed work environment, and just good sense for traditional home internet usage. Don’t allow RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) from the public internet; this is akin to punching a massive hole in your firewall. Use a VPN to further protect your network and prevent […]