Hear ye! Hear ye! If firewalls don’t protect your content, what do they protect?

Let’s pretend you have a castle with numerous villagers living inside. It is defenseless to invaders that are looking to conquest. As the king, what would you do? You would build a wall of protection, of course! Sure your wall doesn’t protect each villager individually, but the wall protects your castle as a whole. Invaders are much less likely to get through, and you can feel safe.

Similarly, your computer is the castle and your firewall is the wall—keeping most of your conquistadors at bay. Be forewarned, some invaders (i.e., viruses and scammers) cloak their identity and try coming in through the front gate.

First published in our January 2015 IT Radix Resource newsletter