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TechTips: Understanding Firewalls and Filters

firewallWhen we discuss keeping everyone safe online, and keeping your data safe, the topic of firewalls and filters frequently comes up. While we tend to use them interchangeably, these are two very different tools and serve different purposes. This week we have two articles. One from US-CERT explains the purpose of firewalls, the other from Kaspersky Labs explains the purpose of content filters.

Firewalls: https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/tips/ST04-004
Filters: https://usa.kaspersky.com/resource-center/definitions/web-filter