Firewalls protect computers from network-based attacks by preventing hackers outside of the firewall from scanning computers for network vulnerabilities. A hardware-based network firewall protects the SF State network against attacks from outside of the firewall. However, viruses and worms can still be spread to other workstations via e-mail and file transfers within the firewall. A network firewall does not control spyware, laptops brought to and from campus, or security problems originating from within the firewall.


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