Network security is the process of taking physical and software preventative measures to protect the underlying networking infrastructure from unauthorized access, misuse, malfunction, modification, destruction, or improper disclosure, thereby creating a secure platform for computers, users, and programs to perform their permitted critical functions within a secure environment.

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Firewalls provide protection against outside attackers by shielding your computer or network from malicious or unnecessary Internet traffic. Firewalls can be configured to block data from certain locations while allowing the relevant and necessary data through.  Firewalls also are used to compartmentalize internal systems with HIPPAA, PCI and other Level 1 data from systems that may not have the same level of sensitivity and/or security requirements. ITSO offers firewall management and design for the University…

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