There are a lot of similarities between host-based firewalls and network firewalls. These rule sets are used by certain desktop and laptop hosts as well, however the majority allow or restrict activity based on lists of programs. A user’s response to a prompt asking for a decision about an activity determines whether it is granted or refused access to any applications not on the lists. By default, companies should configure their host-based firewalls to block inbound traffic.
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