Firewalls are important in preventing intrusion into a company’s network, but they also have downsides. Most notably, firewalls can diminish the performance of a network. Data packets entering and leaving the network hav... More »

A firewall can be a vital piece of network security that keeps hackers out of a computer system, but it can be complicated to set up properly. Firewalls are designed to scan any traffic that passes through them, allowing... More »

Technology is so entrenched in daily life that many people do not realize how much of their daily life is impacted by technology. It does have its benefits and disadvantages. More »

AnchorFree is a private software company that provides a virtual private network for secure and private Web browsing. Two friends, David Gorodyansky and Eugene Malobrodsky, founded the company in 2005. More »

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Some advantages of bespoke software include the fact that a product can be tailored to meet the specific needs of a company in ways off the shelf software cannot, although this can translate into bespoke software being m... More »

To disable the firewall in Windows, open the Control Panel, and select the option to turn off Windows Firewall. Microsoft warns that the Windows firewall should not be turned off if another firewall is not already enable... More »

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Look for port protection, self protection and easy controls in a free firewall application. A good firewall defends the computer and itself against online threats. More »

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