December 4th, 2001, 10:13 PM
What's the best firewall?
I would make this a poll, but I don't know much about firewalls, I just would like everyones opinion on the firewalls you guys know about and what are the high and low points?
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December 4th, 2001, 10:23 PM
the best firewall is the power switch
December 4th, 2001, 10:33 PM
Application layer proxy firewalls like Raptor (Symantec) and Gauntlet are more secure than stateful inspection firewalls like PIX and Checkpoint. The biggest drawback is performance though. Just about any firewall can do the job.......it's a matter of how your security infrastructure is designed. Just having a firewall is not enough.
December 4th, 2001, 10:37 PM
a firewall...where's the fire???
I enjoy my zone alarm pro! I will look into PIX, tiny and checkpoint... but thus far zone alarm pro has my heart! Anyone care to comment on zone alarm pro????
December 4th, 2001, 10:46 PM
I *think* he meant THE power switch i.e. a computer thats not switched on cannot be hacked... which is very true!!!!
December 4th, 2001, 10:50 PM
Ok cheez_cake. I got the free version and I think it's ok. Best, it's easy to configure and don't give you any hassle once you've done it.
None of the software firewalls are totally secure, though. Negative knows a whole lot about this. Go to his homepage for further details.
And markfox, you seem like you know something about the difference between software FWs and hardware FWs. Perhaps you have a good link you wanna share?
December 4th, 2001, 10:58 PM
December 4th, 2001, 11:15 PM
nevermind... sorry guys...
December 5th, 2001, 12:59 AM
The powerswitch is a horrible firewall.. your computers unusable when you run the powerswitch firewall (really when you not runnning it)
I use currently use Tiny.. I like it, very customizable..
I used to use ZA Pro, and it was nice and easy, unfortunately, in the end it stopped playing nice...
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December 5th, 2001, 02:53 AM
The "best firewall" posts have been so frequent is in annoying! Please, there are a million posts in the AO forums on this subject. So please, look before you post.