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RE: PC Firewall Choices
From: "Very Unprivate" <very () unprivate com>
Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2006 03:39:05 +0100
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.
Agreed, but note - a software firewall that tells you which program is
trying to access what can come very handy in everyday use - a hardware
firewall will not do that. Also, if you configure it properly, it will
not get in your way unless some undefined event occurs.
The two mix perfectly, both have their reasons for existance, so why
force a choice?
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