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Re: PC Firewall Choices
From: Valdis.Kletnieks () vt edu
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2006 21:08:39 -0500

On Tue, 17 Jan 2006 18:59:52 MST, Nick Hyatt said:
Given the choice between one of those selections and a standard Linksys
router / firewall combo, wouldn't it be safer to go with the hardware
firewall? I find the configuration options to be quite a bit more in-depth,
and the hardware firewall doesn't get itself as stuck in the system as say,
ZA does.

Even more important, a hardware firewall can't be compromised as easily
by malware that's on a host behind the firewall.  It's easy for a program
on a PC to tell ZA to look the other way.  It's a little harder for it to
tell a hardware firewall to look the other way.

Unless of course, the firewall implements the UPnP "Pants Down!" RPC.. ;)

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