Security doesn’t have to be confusing, here’s how it works. Think of a secure network the way you think of securing your home. There are actions we take to keep unwanted people out such as putting up fences, having a guard dog or alarm system, and if things get a little more complex, we can call the police to take action. Multi-layered security works in a very similar way.
|Firewall Protection||Anti-Virus Protection||Anti-Malware Protection|
|Firewall protection acts much like a fence does around your house; it acts as a barrier to keep unsecure things from entering in. It is basically a filter between your network and the Internet. You can program what you want to go in and out, and everything else that doesn’t meet your programmed criteria is not allowed. A firewall protects your computer from approximately 85% of threats.||Anti-virus protection is similar to having a guard dog or alarm system. Nothing is 100% guaranteed, so if something malicious penetrates through the fence, or firewall protection, having anti-virus protection will work to provide your system deeper protection. Antivirus runs in the background on your computer and checks every file you open before it opens.||Malware protection helps with more advanced or complex dangers, much like a police officer does if you feel threatened at your home. If the guard dog, or anti-virus protection, can’t recognize the threat, malware protection takes over. Anti-malware programs do a few things: they detect malware on your computer, safely remove it, and clean up any of the damage that the malware may have caused.|
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