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    Cool What firewall would you recommend?

    Whar is your best firewall you use?

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    Well Mate it really depends on a multitude of variables. Like: what you are trying to protect, how much money do you want to spend, what operating system you have, do you want a software firewall or a dedicated appliance, etc...

    Determine those first and then let us know so we can help you.

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    Relyt, you being modest, or what ?

    Start here :

    http://www.antionline.com/showthread...hreadid=270341
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    Actually it was directly below this thread for awhile!...lol

    What firewall would you recommend?
    Firewall Recommendations - Number Six!


    But none-the-less, he does need to provide a little more info. If I say, "You can't beat PIX" and he sees the price tag Especially if he just wanted a free Windows compatible.

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    I agree...need more info to make a more intelligent post. I'll go ahead and put in my 2 cents, though.

    For reliability and flexability in the enterprise, it's PIX, hands down, but it's pricey.

    For ease of use in an enterprise appliance, I recommend SonicWall.

    For home use, if you want an appliance or router, go with WatchGuard's Firebox SOHO (if you can afford the price), or go with a Linksys router.

    As far as host based, for Win2k or 2k3, I'd go with Checkpoint. For XP, I like Sygate.

    I do not have enough expertise or experience with linux firewalls, other than ipchains, to make an informed recommendation here.

    Just my 2 cents.
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    What good is a suggestion without reason?

    Seriously... most of these people couldn't quantify the differences between Zone Alarm and PIX beyond "uh, one is hardware (sic) firewall?"

    cheers,

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    Re: What firewall would you recommend?

    Originally posted here by Overlord_77520
    Whar is your best firewall you use?
    Hardware Firewall or Firestarter.

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    I can't believe you got positive points for "hardware firewall"? What a sad state of affairs.

    cheers,

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    Can I borrow this thread, sir? To save postage.... and to further expound upon this inquiry. I'll be commandeering this thread so what I ask now, is assistance. I am presenting the same question. Only I wish to install a corporate level firewall, on a mock- online game network. Pure generics. None the less, this trial is project status.. so I need to know the best firewall one would recommend for a Linux server hosting an online game. Is it really IPtables..?

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    Corporate level firewall would be PIX or Checkpoint.. Both very expensive...
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