Xp Firewall vs 3rd Party Firewalls
Posted 13 December 2004 - 10:36 AM
Posted 13 December 2004 - 02:59 PM
Windows chooses to only block inbound traffic because the configuration is much easier. It takes some time, and a bit of a learning curve to "teach" a firewall what's safe traffic from your system.
Windows firewall is much better than nothing, and firewall that monitors traffic in both directions is even better.
Posted 05 May 2005 - 06:50 AM
Posted 05 May 2005 - 01:41 PM
windows firewall - i hate u!
Posted 05 May 2005 - 02:11 PM
If MS wanted to offer a full fledged firewall they would sell you one (if they included it, someone else would sue them.
For what it's worth, I cannot recommend zone alarm anymore...it seems to cause too many issues. My prefered firewall is an old version of Kerio
Posted 06 May 2005 - 08:40 AM
I am currently using a Netgear WGT624; have had no problems and my machines are well protected.
Try dslreports.com and the grc.com sites for probers that will tell you how open your machine is.
Posted 11 May 2005 - 08:13 AM
the new Windows Codename Longhorn is a lot better and I think microsoft are finally starting to get better but why such high prices MS.
Linux is free but MS is better but to expensive.
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