The meetinghouse firewall is the most important component for a secure, filtered network. The firewall prevents malicious actors from accessing meetinghouse computers. It also prevents users from accessing inappropriate sites on the internet. Church policy states that all internet traffic must be filtered through an approved meetinghouse firewall.
Facilities management groups (FMGs) are responsible for ordering and installing meetinghouse firewalls correctly. When a TS has the skills, time, and approval from the stake president, he or she may work with the FMG to install a firewall.
Technology specialists are responsible for making sure that the meetinghouse firewall remains in place, remains properly configured, and does not get bypassed. It is recommended that firewalls be checked at least once a quarter.