Last time we compared the effectiveness and the practical applications of the hardware firewall and the software firewall. This time, we’re going to analyze the advantages and disadvantages of antivirus applications and firewall.
We’ve already covered the main aspects of a firewall, but let’s try to look at it put side by side with an antivirus.
The mail goal of a firewall is to handle data traffic security. It makes sure that no malicious data enters your computer and that no sensitive information leaves your computer without your permission. It acts as a prevention system, meant to intercept and attack before it can do any damage. If anything, you can compare it to border patrol, a security team that checks every package going both in and out. Continue reading