CompTIA Security+ Question G-86

Each server on a subnet is configured to only allow SSH access from the administrator’s workstation. Which of the following BEST describes this implementation?

A. Host-based firewalls
B. Network firewalls
C. Network proxy
D. Host intrusion prevention

Answer: A

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.