Firewalls

Firewall

All USF Health and USFPG computers are protected by the Network Firewall, use this information for personal PC's and laptop's.


Use Desktop Firewalls

Firewalls are generally used to prevent unwanted attempts to access your computer; additionally, they may be used to limit the communications allowed out from your computer. Running firewall software is a critical component of keeping your computer secure.

Depending on the operating system you are running, the usage and complexity of a firewall will vary.

For more information on firewalls and how they work, read Desktop Firewalls in Plainspeak.


Windows 7

  1. Open the Start menu and click Control Panel.

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  2. Click System and Security.

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  3. Click Windows Firewall.

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  4. Click Turn Windows Firewall On or Off and enter your password if prompted.

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  5. Choose Turn on Windows Firewall for both settings and click OK.

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Windows 8

  1. If you have a keyboard and mouse, press Windows X, click Control Panel and skip the next two steps.

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  2. Otherwise, from Start screen, swipe up and tap All Apps.

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  3. Scroll to the right and tap Control Panel.

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  4. Click System and Security.

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  5. Click Windows Firewall.

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  6. Click Turn Windows Firewall On or Off and enter your password if prompted.

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  7. Choose Turn on Windows Firewall for both settings and click OK.

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Max OS X

A firewall is a device, generally a software program for desktop computers, that monitors and controls network traffic. The Mac OS X operating has an easy to use, secure firewall built right into the operating system.

To enable the firewall, simply go to Apple → System Preferences → Sharing → Firewall. To enable the firewall, simply click Start.

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To allow your computer to act as a server for a particular service, simply make a check next that service in the list. Please note: client access is not affected by the firewall. So, for example, to make an outgoing SSH connection, you do not need to enable SSH in the firewall. You'd only need to enable SSH if you are running an SSH server (allowing remote access from other computers).

Additional Resources: http://www.apple.com/support/

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