For a long time viruses were the main concern in terms of computer security. That has changed, and nowadays, having only Antivirus software installed is simply not enough to ensure a decent security level for the computer. All you need is one unprotected computer in a network and the security of every single computer in that network can be compromised, jeopardizing data privacy, system/network stability and personal information safety.
A firewall will prevent any unauthorized access to your computer or reject unrequested connections. Working together with the Antivirus software it will drastically increase the security level for the computer. Unfortunately, as it is not possible to ensure 100% safety for a computer connected to a network at this moment, it is vital to keep both the security applications and all other software applications on your computer up-to-date. Up-to-date software and common sensical risk awareness is the best way to minimize any risks related to being connected and will greatly reduce the possibility of being the target for network attacks.
Devices that are specifically built for network traffic filtering. They range from external devices or are incorporated within routers or even computer motherboards. They need specific software installed on the user’s computer which will allow the computer user to configure applications, port or protocol exception lists or to customize the way in which the traffic filtering works.
The Firewall engine operates as a separate system service that allows you to have the Firewall operational even though the BullGuard application is not actually running, to secure the computer against network attacks. Thus, users will be protected against network attacks at all times.
The BullGuard Firewall features a reliable ‘intrusion detection system’ designed to protect the computer against network attacks. It also provides you with an application management system through which you can decide which programs may use their internet connection. The intrusion detection system provides protection against most types of network attacks and, when needed, can be altered to either increase or decrease the security level according to your needs.
The Firewall has access to a ‘Known Applications’ list for most Windows processes and commonly used applications. It will use this list to determine which applications to trust and automatically connect to the internet.
Adapting the Firewall to almost any type of network is possible through advanced customizations.
Support is available 24/7. The Live Chat Support is included within the application itself, and the BullGuard Support Team will provide you with all the help you want.