3. Hardware firewall vs. software firewall:
What’s the difference and which one do I need?
As we touched upon earlier, firewall security comes in both hardware and software forms. It’s important to know the function and limitations of both of these though. Hardware firewalls act as the protection from the outside world, while software firewalls provide internal protection.
So which one should you go for? Well, both! Not having a hardware firewall poses the risk that your network will get hacked from the outside world. Without a software firewall, however, you’re liable to virus-laden emails or files breaking into your network from the inside. Investing in both creates a firewall network, reducing the risk of dangerous malware or viruses compromising your system.