Personal Firewall Usability - A Survey
This paper focuses on the usability challenges presented by personal firewalls. Nowadays, the focus of IT security is changing from patching system to securing remote access citeTM07, so many personal computer owners install a personal firewall to increase the security of end nodes on a network by monitoring both incoming and outgoing traffic. But there are tons of personal firewalls to choose from, each with their features and complexity. The warnings or questions asked by prompts for there firewalls often are cryptic; many of their rules are not needed, or are too flexible, and are always enabled, making the network nodes vulnerable to a variety of attacks.