CompTIA Security+ Question G-45

Which of the following is an important step in the initial stages of deploying a host-based firewall?

A. Selecting identification versus authentication
B. Determining the list of exceptions
C. Choosing an encryption algorithm
D. Setting time of day restrictions

Answer: B

A host-based firewall is installed on a client system and is used to protect the client system from the activities of the user as well as from communication from the network or Internet. These firewalls manage network traffic using filters to block certain ports and protocols while allowing others to pass through the system.