Guide to Firewall Software Solutions for Home and Business Computers

Firewall SoftwareMalware creators and hackers want to gain access to important and sensitive information to steal or cause damage. It’s important for security programs to have a self-defense system to protect against cybercriminals use of malicious software to try to control computers or networks.

Firewall software helps prevent unauthorized access, or access without the users consent. A good firewall protection includes intrusion detection system (IDS) to monitor network and system activities.

We have firewall software solutions featured and reviewed to help you decide which to use. This guide also includes tips, tutorials and troubleshooting articles written by Bright Hub experts.

Latest Articles on Firewall Software
Privatefirewall Review: Personal Firewall and Intrusion Defense for Windows

Firewall protection is an essential protection on every PC. Privatefirewall beat the popular firewall vendor’s software. Find out what Privatefirewall has to offer by reading...

What You Need To Know About Firewall Leak Tests

Many personal firewall software packages can give users a false sense of security. These programs suggest that users are protected from malware. In many cases, they are still vulnerable...

What to Do About Windows Live Service Isn't Available at This Time Error Messages

Did Microsoft block your access to Windows Live? Are Windows Live services running or currently down? Do you have a firewall program that is preventing you from connecting to...

Understanding Firewall Software – Purpose

Firewall software is a must-have application for protecting not only your PC and network but yourself. Read this article to discover the purpose of using firewall software in Windows...

Most Popular Articles on Firewall Software
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    Privatefirewall Review: Personal Firewall and Intrusion Defense for Windows

    Firewall protection is an essential protection on every PC. Privatefirewall beat the popular firewall vendor’s software. Find out what Privatefirewall has to offer by reading this review....

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    Part 3: How to Use Windows 7 Firewall and How to Create Rules

    In the last part of this series, we will discuss how to use Windows Firewall in Windows 7 and how you can create firewall rules....

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    Guide to Firewall Configuration for Microsoft ActiveSync

    Microsoft ActiveSync connectivity issues come in all shapes and sizes - this article looks at the role your firewall and parental controls can play in disrupting synchonrisation with your Windows Mobile...

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    Part 1: An Overview of Windows 7 Firewall

    In this series of articles, learn about the Windows Firewall in Windows 7. Skip to parts 2 and 3 if you need third party firewall in Windows 7, or want to create firewall rules on the new operating system...

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    I'm Ready to Chat: So Where is Everybody?

    If you've sat waiting for a Skype chat contact to get in touch as arranged, you might have a long wait - because they're also sat waiting for you, and both of you appear offline to the other!...

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Part 2: How Well Does Windows 7 Firewall Work?

Is the built-in firewall in Windows 7 good enough to protect you online, or should you invest in a third party firewall? We'll explore that question here. Read the rest of the...