Protecting corporate data using firewalls
Typically companies use firewalls to prevent unauthorized access to corporate networks and data. A firewall is a system or group of systems that restrict access between two networks, such as an organization’s internal network and the internet. Firewalls keep unauthorized users out. As a result, firewalls prevent damage caused by malicious programs such as worms and viruses from spreading to other parts of your network. At the same time, firewalls allow legitimate business to tunnel through the firewall and be efficiently conducted on your network.
Firewalls can be used to restrict access between two internal networks, for example, the accounting and engineering networks. Security teams configure firewalls to allow traffic using specific protocols, such as HTTP, over specific network addresses and ports. Be sure that your firewall allows access for the Visualization Platform and iHub ports.