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    This is a discussion on Firewall within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Is the hardware firewall in the router secure enough on it's own or should i back it up with the ...

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      Firewall

      Is the hardware firewall in the router secure enough on it's own or should i back it up with the mcafee and windows ones?


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      the hardware firewall is good enough.
      personally i use the firewall on the router, and the windows firewall.

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      As good as it as having a hardware firewall, it's always that extra bit of security having a software firewall alongside.
      One of the best firewalls around at the moment is Comodo, what's so great about it aswell is that it's freeware
      Last edited by djcsurf; 06-11-06 at 04:46 PM.

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      The hardware firewall is good enough ONLY if you are prepared to set the ports for all programmes that access the internet. This can be difficult as you may not actually be aware of what services need access.

      The easiest option is to run a software firewall as well

      Stear well clear of McAfee at all costs.

      I would recommend the free version of zonealarm which can be downloaded here. FREE Zonealarm Firewall

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      I use Zone Alarm as well as you can keep an eye on programs that need to access the internet.

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      @Alan b, Most firewalls give you that option, Even McAfee!

      I personally use McAfee and have never used anything else!

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      Quote Originally Posted by FibreOptic View Post
      @Alan b, Most firewalls give you that option, Even McAfee!
      Where did I say they didn't. I was saying that if you have a software firewall along with a hardeware one built into your router, you can keep an eye on anything connecting to the net. I am aware that all software firewalls do this.

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      oh cool lol! it just seemed you were implying that only ZoneAlarm had that option!

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      hi

      dont use windows firewall as it will allow programs to connect out from ur pc to internet a good free program is agnitum outpost [pro is better but u gotta pay]free version will always ask u for permission to connect [in and out] mcafee is a realy bad firewall it allows virtually everything [especially if its a mcfee program or windows program bin it along with the virus checker [clumsy and clunky]go for a free av [avg is good for free]

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      mcafee aint that bad, sometimes our bundled mcafee is so good it blocks the sky internet connection lol.

      go with zone alarm

     

     
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