Software firewalls

Protect your internet connection by installing a firewall.

Just as the university network is protected by a firewall, users are now able to install personal firewall software on individual computers to restrict the flow of data that is both sent and received.

Use the firewall built into XP / Vista / Windows 7.

Microsoft Windows includes a personal firewall which will greatly enhance your computer security, and requires minimal configuration. Switching on the firewall is easy.

  • Click on Start > Control Panel and double click on Network Connections
  • Right click on your internet connection and select Properties
  • Click the Advanced tab and then select the tick box for Protect my computer and network.....
  • Click on OK to apply the settings

Earlier versions of Windows

If you're using a version of Microsoft Windows prior to XP, a number of personal firewalls are available which can be installed. A list of firewall software available is accessible via any search engine, for example, this list from the Yahoo! Web Site

Please note: Planning and Information (PLN) can provide no assistance in the installation and configuration of 3rd party firewall software installed on your home computer.



Page last modified by Unknown on 11 August 2011.
 
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