UNIT 9 LAB 7 SECURITY BASICS
NAME: SUNDAY OMION
An example of hardware firewall are Belkin, Barracuda Firewall, Cisco ASA 5505 Firewall and an example of software is Norton 360, Zone Alarm, 2014 Trend Micro Instant Security and Antivirus. Firewall can be software or hardware based on network security system to protect between the computer network and the internet. Hardware firewalls are best suited to business and large networks, whereas Software firewalls are best suited for home use. Hardware firewalls is a small metal box so one could hook up to a computer network just like if you were to add a printer but Software firewalls gives you a level of protections from hackers and unwanted intrusions. Software firewalls packages has antispam, antivirus, even anti-popup ads. There are also parental controls to manage what or certain websites your minor can visit. Beside that software is easy to install and cost a lot cheaper than the hardware firewall. Lastly, Hardware firewall is intended for network security but Software firewall is for protection of individual computer such as protect outsider to control or gain access to the computer.
1. The companies that provided free version of their software to protect your computer are AVG, and Panda. Norton, McAfee and Kaspersky offer trial run versions for a number of months then thereafter one could purchase the anti-virus program.
2. There are many types of attacks your computer can encounter using the web. Examples are Viruses, Trojans, Spyware, malicious email attachments, and drive-by-downloads. A virus is one of the most common attacks your computer may receive. A virus’s function is to infiltrate your system and shut down certain parts of your system while gathering data. A virus is simply a coded program that has a main purpose and that is to get into your computer and do its job. Spyware is basically the way it sounds. It enters your system and attaches...