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Your PC-BSD system is secure by default. This section provides an overview of the security features and additional resources should you like to learn more about further increasing the security of your system.
PC-BSD's security features include:
- naturally immune to viruses and other malware: most viruses are written to exploit Windows systems and do not understand the binaries or paths found on a PC-BSD system. Antivirus software is available in the Security section of AppCafe™ as this can be useful if you send or forward email attachments to users running other operating systems.
- built-in firewall: the default firewall ruleset allows you to access the Internet and the shares available on your network. If there are no shared resources on your network, you can use Firewall Manager to further tighten the default ruleset.
- very few services are enabled by default: you can easily view which services are started at boot time using Services Manager or by reading through /etc/rc.conf.