Role of Firewall Log in Windows® 7
What is the role and significance of firewall log in Windows 7?
A firewall is a section of the computer system or network, which is designed to block unauthorized admittance and at the same time allow authorized communications. The firewall is a set or group of devices that are adopted to deny or permit communications. Firewalls are rule-based. Windows Firewall is a software component of Microsoft Windows that delivers packet filtering and firewalling functions. The initial introduction of firewall with Windows XP Operating System underwent several modifications and the modern firewall in Windows 7 is a result of that. Therefore, the current version can be said to be more evolutionary than revolutionary. It has numerous advantages that makes it user-friendly for mobile users. Tweaking the firewall to make it more usable and the support for multiple active firewall policies support this fact.
Below mentioned are the roles and significance of Windows 7 firewall:
- Expanded network possibilities
- Manifold active profiles
- Other features
Expanded network possibilities
With Windows 7, firewall provides better networking options with three key possibilities; the user has the advantage of selecting whether he is in a home network, public network, or in work network. By selecting the home network, the user could create a home network and all the computers and devices can interconnect with the user computer. The network discovery gets automatically on by clicking the work network. Users using a public Wi-Fi network can select the public network.
Manifold active profiles
Windows 7 facilitates the activation of different profiles for each adapter. You may recall, in Windows Vista, even though there are profiles for both public and private networks, the user could activate only one network at a time. This was due to the rules and regulations of each network. This defect has been removed in Windows 7 firewall. The log events in Windows 7 are also logged in the Services section and Event Viewer's applications. This makes file handling very simple.
Windows 7 firewall supply several provisions for connection security. It helps the user to make the connection security rules that enumerates ports or protocols, which are focused to IPSec requirements right there in the firewall console. This minimizes the use of the Netsh command. The advanced settings console enables the user to configure the options for each network type profiles.
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