New Features In Windows® 7 Firewall
A firewall is a software program for Operating System that prevents hackers or any malicious software from gaining access to a computer through a network or the Internet. The malicious software commonly includes infectious objects such as worms, viruses etc. Trojan and Stration are the main category of malicious software that could attack the computers through network connections. Windows firewall is strategically located under security settings in Control Panel of computer. The users have the options to set up the firewall as per the need and these settings could play an important role in securing the system. A firewall could also prevent a computer from sending malicious software to other computers and vice-versa.
- New features
The system which is free of malicious objects such as virus and other malware is considered as the standard for efficient performance. To achieve this target, firewall is essential to prevent the entry of malicious software from entering into the system. The stability of a system by adopting stringent security measures is the basic feature of Windows firewall. Thus, the users are recommended to give enough consideration to firewall as it deals with the systems safety and security.
A firewall could prevent the entry of hackers and malicious software into the system. Windows firewall helps users protect their personal computer by preventing unauthorized users from gaining access to the computer through the Internet or a network. An user can fine-tune the protection and notifications for various network profiles as per its importance and secrecy. In short, we can say it's very much an indispensable software part of a computer system.
There are certain new features added in Windows 7 Operating System firewall. Unlike other versions, Windows 7 firewall consists of more network options. Multiple active profiles are also a new feature in which an user could easily assign a profile as per situation. With Windows 7, Microsoft Corporation has created a built-in firewall that is much more functional than its predecessors and now possess a viable alternative to third-party host firewall products. The logging of firewall is another innovative feature in Windows 7 Operating System.