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DEFINITION: A personal firewall (sometimes called a desktop firewall) is a softwareapplication used to protect a single Internet-connected computer from intruders. Personal firewall protection is especially useful for users with "always-on" connections such as DSL or cable modem. Such connections use a static IP address that makes them especially vulnerable to potential hackers. Often compared to anti-virus  … 
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A Buyer's Guide to Endpoint Protection Platforms
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WHITE PAPER: This Gartner buyer's guide to endpoint protection platforms aims to help you select the endpoint protection platform (EPP) that best aligns with your organization's needs. View now for key recommendations and advice before purchasing an EPP.
Posted: 02 Aug 2013 | Published: 17 Apr 2012

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PERSONAL FIREWALL SOFTWARE DEFINITION (continued): … A personal firewall (sometimes called a desktop firewall) is a softwareapplication used to protect a single Internet-connected computer from intruders. Personal firewall protection is especially useful for users with "always-on" connections such as DSL or cable modem. Such connections use a static IP address that makes them especially vulnerable to potential hackers. Often compared to anti-virus applications, personal firewallswork in the background at the device (link layer) level to protect theintegrity of the system from malicious computer code by controlling Internetconnections to and from a user's computer, filtering inbound and outboundtraffic, and alerting the user to attempted intrusions.
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