"To Firewall or not to Firewall... that is the ?"
Posted 30 October 2004 - 05:54 AM
Posted 30 October 2004 - 07:52 AM
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Posted 30 October 2004 - 08:14 PM
Thanks for your help.
Posted 30 October 2004 - 08:44 PM
I've heard a lot of good things about Sygate - and it's free.
Do you update your antivirus program?
Posted 31 October 2004 - 08:01 PM
Posted 31 October 2004 - 11:37 PM
Firewalls that monitor outgoing traffic from your computer to the Internet require much more user intervention, and "training". This can be very confusing even to advanced computer users. ZoneAlarm has done the best job of pre-approving the most common applications, and presenting the rest in an easy to understand format. Unfortunately, the latest version has proved very buggy, and it's always been a resource hog.
Sygate is a very efficient firewall, that is very customizable, yet easy to understand, and most importantly very secure. It requires a larger learning curve than Zonealarm.
Finally, if your computer is connected to a wireless router, it likely has a built-in firewall that works very well, and a software firewall is not required.
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