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Summary of the ICF

The Internet Connection Firewall is an end-user, integrated personal firewall whose rule set can be made as complicated or as simple as the user desires. With its default settings, a hacker will have a tougher time finding a way into the computer. In situations where more control and less restrictions are needed, the ICF can be set up to allow additional services, programs, and troubleshooting.

The ICF can also be used in conjunction with Internet Connection Sharing to keep a network of computers safe while permitting an Internet connection to be shared. While not adequate for corporate deployment, the ICF can handle most home user's networking requirements. However, the ICF will not protect against viruses, Trojans, or internal hackers intent on subverting the protection offered by the ICF. Network administrators should understand how the end-user's ICF integrates with the enterprise security policy.

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