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    NAT Router?

    This is a discussion on NAT Router? within the Sky Router forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; Can anyone tell me if my Sagem BB router is a NAT router? I read that these act as firewalls. ...

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      Can anyone tell me if my Sagem BB router is a NAT router? I read that these act as firewalls. If it is, do I need to run a software firewall on my PC, or is my current Outpost AV + Antimalware software enough?
      Thanks in advance!!

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      Re: NAT Router?

      Yes, your router is NAT and has very robust firewall-like functionality which will protect against intrusions. A software firewall will do the same (but with greater sophistication) and cover outgoing connections.

      Whether you run a software firewall in addition would be a personal preference bearing in mind that a software firewall will offer packet filtering and control over connections on a per application basis i.e. malware can't "dial home" unless you permit it.

      The router's firewall capabilities coupled with a good AV/malware package would give a high degree of protection. Adding a software firewall would increase this still further.

     

     

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