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does anybody now any really good firewalls out there...?
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tssk
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Registered: 31-07-2007

firewalls

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not funny, don't waste my time..
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It all depends how much you want to spend!

I use the predecessor to this one but I have a sneaking feeling you aren't looking for one in that sort of price range?

Are you looking for hardware or software based?

Most ADSL routers come with a built in hardware firewall which is adequate for most people. I have in the past used a McAfee software one which was pretty good.
tssk
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Registered: 31-07-2007

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not funny, don't waste my time..


For crying out loud... lighten up!

Here:
http://www.netip.com/links/firewalls.htm

Loads of them so you can make the best call yourself or on reviews.
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Most ADSL routers come with a built in hardware firewall which is adequate for most people.


This is true, and their security levels are more than good enough for the home user..I use this in conjunction with windows firewall, and I only allow port forwarding to the applications that need it.
So far I have never had a problem.

Unless you are running a server with loads of sensitive data or have a gateway to a large internal network, the basics should be adequate. Wink
BoneMan
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Registered: 01-08-2007

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Most ADSL routers come with a built in hardware firewall which is adequate for most people.


Don't want to be too harsh but will that not only check incoming traffic (same as the Windows Firewall) Sad ? And NAT does a lot of that for you by itself.

I use Zonealarm ( http://www.zonelabs.com) - the free one - albeit an older version (5.5.094.000) which you can get from http://download.zonelabs.com/bin/free/information/zap/releaseHistory.html. The advantage is it also controls what is trying to "call out". That can be quite interesting (e.g. why does MSWord need to "phone home" :? ) but also helpful if you have malware that is trying to "call out" :shock: .

Regards,

Ray.