CompTIA Network+ Question B-95

A technician needs to install software onto company laptops to protect local running services, from external threats. Which of the following should the technician install and configure on the laptops if the threat is network based?

A. A cloud-based antivirus system with a heuristic and signature based engine
B. A network based firewall which blocks all inbound communication
C. A host-based firewall which allows all outbound communication
D. A HIDS to inspect both inbound and outbound network communication

Correct Answer: C

A host-based firewall is a computer running firewall software that can protect the computer itself. For example, it can prevent incoming connections to the computer and allow outbound communication only.