Administration

Firewalls

SCF firewalls control information entering and exiting the College network to prevent data loss.

Firewalls may:

  • Block viruses, worms and Trojans from gaining access to a network.
  • Prevent unwanted sharing of files and computer devices.
  • Prevent applications on a computer from connecting to the Internet if they don't need to.
  • Make it difficult for hackers to access network applications and computer systems.

For more information:

Firewall FAQ: http://www.microsoft.com/protect/computer/firewall/faq.mspx

Understanding Windows Firewall: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/security/internet/sp2_wfintro.mspx

 

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