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What is the purpose of a firewall?

Asked by Wyatt Williams, Last updated: Jul 25, 2021

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C. Marcus

C. Marcus

C. Marcus
C. Marcus, Content Developer, Washington

Answered Oct 04, 2018

A firewall is a type of network security system. This means that it will prevent outside sources from getting information from your very own computer or device. Your computer or other devices may hold information that is vital to your identity. It may have details about your current address, your telephone number, your birthday, and so much more.

Hackers will only need to get a few of this information in order to do identity theft. You do not want to become a victim of this as most people are not even traced. Take note that firewalls will also prevent unauthorized access to the network that you are using.

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ANELISA MAKISI

ANELISA MAKISI

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ANELISA MAKISI

Answered Aug 18, 2018

Prevent outside sources from getting access to your computer

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sharon

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Sharon

Answered May 18, 2018

Prevent outside sources from getting to your computer.

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Answered Jun 01, 2017

The purpose of firewall is to prevent outside sources from getting access to the computer
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John Smith

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John Smith

Answered Dec 24, 2016

Prevent outside sources from getting access to your computer

The purpose of a firewall is to prevent outside sources from getting access to your computer.
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