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Security Policies, Application Restrictions & Windows Firewall - Chapter Summary
Professional instructors created this chapter on Windows Firewall, security policies and application restrictions to give you an easily-accessible resource to study these topics. Here you'll review the role of a firewall in network security, software restriction policies for Windows Server 2012 R2 and how to implement Windows Firewall settings. If you struggle with any of the lessons, an expert is available to answer your questions via the Dashboard. Before you move on, try answering the questions on the lesson quizzes or chapter test to see how well you do. After completing this chapter, you should be ready to:
- Define a firewall in network security, its role and its use
- Outline the features and functions of firewalls in network security
- Discuss the applications for software restriction policies for Windows Server 2012 R2
- Detail the rule types and uses for AppLocker in Windows Server 2012 R2
- Give an overview of firewall for Windows Server 2012 R2
- Configure and implement Windows Firewall settings
- Use Windows Firewall advanced security console for Windows Server 2012 R2
1. What is a Firewall in Network Security? - Role & Use
The network firewall is an important piece of equipment that protects your network from hackers and other cyber criminals. Its use is essential if your business is connected to the Internet, and it's highly recommended for residential users too.
2. Firewalls in Network Security: Features & Functions
Firewalls operate as a type of fence to protect what's coming into and leaving your network. In this lesson, you'll learn more about their functionality and some features that are common in today's firewalls.
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Other chapters within the Computer Science 322: Windows Server Configuration course
- Windows Server Installation & Configuration
- Configuring Local Storage
- File, Share Access & Print Services
- Configuring Virtual Machines & Networks with Hyper-V
- Configuring Network Services with IPv4 & IPv6
- DHCP & DNS Configuration & Deployment
- Installing Windows Active Directory Domain Services
- Security Policies, Group Policies & User Account Control