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Black ICE 19-21 Code Gate 19-21 Guardian 21 Scanner 19-21 Sentry 19-21 Turret 19-21
Black ICE Code Gate Guardian Scanner Sentry Turret

Summary Edit


Security nodes provide additional network protection, defending against intruders looking to steal resources from your Business Nodes or lower your reputation. Sentries and Turrets are available at the beginning of the game, with upgraded and more advanced nodes being available as you increase the level of your Core.

  • Sentry: Spreads antivirus throughout the network, granting any node the ability to defend itself against capture.
  • Turret: Attacks with a continuous beam, providing additional power to recapture your nodes.
  • Black ICE: Attacks with slow but strong blasts to a captured node. Has higher strength than the Turret.
  • Code Gate: Password protected gate which significantly reduces damage and the installation time of Access programs.
  • Scanner: Alerts the network of stealth programs being installed, by increasing the visibility of nearby nodes.
  • Guardian: Strengthens the firewall of connected nodes by providing additional shields.

Statistics Edit

Each node has a specific number of connection slots available, which allow it to be linked to other nodes. Connecting a node to any other node takes up one slot on each of the linked nodes. Each node also has a specific number of program slots, which allow programs to be installed on it during a hack. Each program takes up one slot on a node.

Security nodes also have a certain amount of firewall depending on the node level, which can be depleted by installing offensive programs on connecting nodes. Nodes will naturally recover firewall when not shocked or stunned, at the regeneration rates shown below.

Security Node Statistics
Node Connection
Slots
Program
Slots
Firewall
Regeneration
Black ICE451% per second
Code Gate332% per second
Guardian541% per second
Scanner431% per second
Sentry441% per second
Turret441% per second

Tips Edit

  • Security Nodes connected to a netConnection tend to be wasted, as they can not be captured by the network.
Hackers Wikia - Nodes List
Nodes Programs Gameplay
Business Nodes

B-coin Mine 19-21B-coin Mine  B-coin Mixer 19-21B-coin Mixer  Structure ConnectionnetConnection  Core 11-12Core  Database 19-21Database  Server Farm 19-21Server Farm 

Security Nodes

Black ICE 19-21Black ICE  Code Gate 19-21Code Gate  Guardian 21Guardian  Scanner 19-21Scanner  Sentry 19-21Sentry  Turret 19-21Turret 

Hacking Nodes

Compiler 04Compiler  Evolver 11-12Evolver  Program Library 17-21Program Library 

Start a Discussion Discussions about Security Nodes

  • Code gates and and netConnections

    2 messages
    • Is it worth it to connect a code gate to a netConnection so the AV (AntiVirus) has time to spread around the network?
    • It certainly can be! Having a Scanner behind 2 Code Gates and in range of the netConnection can help provide the earliest possible prevent...

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