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Re: Client End Firewalls
From: GuidoZ <uberguidoz () gmail com>
Date: Mon, 4 Oct 2004 23:02:59 -0700

It could certainly be an overhead for an admin - however so would
having a malicious worm be on the loose in your network... or a
backdoor trojan sitting open to the world. It may be a choice between
the lesser of two evils.

As for ZoneAlarm on dial-up - you betcha I'd recommend it! The
scanning exploit worms could care less if you have a high speed
connection or not. Being online is being online - even if your IP#
changes and you have a slower speed. It doesn't take long for things
like Sasser or MSBlaster to take hold of your system. Wouldn't you
rather be protected when the next one comes along?

P.S. The Windows Firewall is supposed to protect you from situations
like I described above. That doesn't mean it will. Google "disable
windows firewall" and see just how easy it is to do so - remotely.
(Same goes for any software firewall that doesn't have the settings

Peace. ~G

On Fri, 1 Oct 2004 22:50:44 -0600, Dell <tekwannabe () peoplesources org> wrote:
Would this not be an overhead for admins, not to mention the learning curb?
Also, would anyone recommend Zone Alarms for someone who is on dialup?



----- Original Message -----
From: <Grant.Orchard () aws aust com>
To: <security-basics () securityfocus com>
Sent: Monday, September 27, 2004 10:27 PM
Subject: Client End Firewalls

Hi guys,

How much protection do you believe client side firewalls provide? My boss
has asked for my thoughts on a system like Zone Labs are now offering. Can
anyone provide me with their thoughts on what benefits this actually

Many thanks

Grant Orchard
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