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When you say firewall, you instantly get a feeling of protection, a physical barrier that stands between you and fire, a kind of bodyguard who decides who can or cannot enter your office building. In computing, firewalls block or restrict network ports; they help prevent unauthorized access into your system. There are two types of firewalls we can help you choose from, the software or the hardware device. In the end, of course, you are the boss.

Software Firewalls

These are highly effective security devices

Hardware Firewalls

This is the most widely used type of firewall, usually popular for independent users and small companies.  They are not only easier to install but they are also a lot kinder on your wallet, and who can complain about that!

Software firewalls are specially designed to block programs

Software Firewalls

Software firewalls are specially designed to block programs from receiving or sending information from some local network.  Windows firewall, for instance, are software programs that are included in Microsoft Windows and Linux when you purchase your computer.

Hardware Firewalls

Businesses more commonly use hardware firewalls. They are units that are connected between the network and the device connecting you to the internet, the router. These are highly effective security devices and are optimized to function as firewalls without using up your PC resources. Their maintenance is however quite difficult to update and demands the professional expert to be updated correctly, and are therefore less common in homes.

Whether you need Software or Hardware Firewalls, you need the expertise of professionals to install it, to know how to run it, and to update it. We can do just that at OnePointSync, and even more. We can help you choose which type of firewall is right for you, and we can train you on how to use it.  Let us guide you through the procedures, call us or come to see for yourself at OnePointSync in Denver.  We are the IT professionals.

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