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    Default Check out your firewall - you may be shocked

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    Default Re: Check out your firewall - you may be shocked

    Good thing I have a hardware firewall. I have never used any of the software ones...

    Love to see a comparison of the hardware firewall devices.
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    Default Re: Check out your firewall - you may be shocked

    Quote Originally Posted by Airbozo View Post
    Good thing I have a hardware firewall. I have never used any of the software ones...

    Love to see a comparison of the hardware firewall devices.
    +1. I'm sure someone has done a comparison...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Airbozo View Post
    Good thing I have a hardware firewall. I have never used any of the software ones...

    Love to see a comparison of the hardware firewall devices.
    Terry,

    Out of interest what do you use?

    I am setting up a bridged router to a dedicated box this weekend and was thinking of going with IPCOP but am wondering about smoothwall.

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    Default Re: Check out your firewall - you may be shocked

    I would also be interested in seeing a review of hardware firewalls, I know little about them and have wondered about their superiority to software.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdbnsn View Post
    I would also be interested in seeing a review of hardware firewalls, I know little about them and have wondered about their superiority to software.
    Your wish is granted .. doesn't include specialised Linux distro's installed on old boxes but most of these appliances are probably Linux based.

    EDIT: no it isn't page won't load /// keep looking

    http://www.zdnet.com.au/insight/hard...9296782,00.htm

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    What's the difference between hardware and software firewalls? Aren't hardware firewalls just hardware with software installed? Isn't that basically what software firewalls are? lol

    It probably has something to do with having a dedicated firewall I'm guessing?

    Anyways, just curious to know if hardware firewalls are really that much better than software. On a consumer level anyways.
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    I think there is something wrong with that webpage, all of the links at the bottom to the other sections just lead back to the intro page.
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    Jon .. yep .. that's what the edit says. I left the link in in case it just wasn't working for me.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zephik View Post
    What's the difference between hardware and software firewalls? Aren't hardware firewalls just hardware with software installed? Isn't that basically what software firewalls are? lol.....
    Interesting article here: http://www.synergymx.com/page.php?Ti..._Firewall_1.4/

    Some of the comments:

    I tend to prefer speciazed hardware firewall over software firewall.. Most people will tell me that there is no such thing as a hardware firewall, and yes, it'S true, all firewall runs under an OS, even hardware ones.. What we call an hardware firewall are the ones that runs under a specialized OS, like the Cisco PIX. the advantage with these are that they are not affected by the underlying OS security flaws and configuration issues that plagues most popular OSes. Yes, they are more expensive (a pix 525 is worth around 12000CND$), but they are well worth the money.
    ...any corporation that spends money on a firewall while paying IT staff is throwing money away. Sure, open source might take time to configure, that's what the network guy gets paid to do. As far as security goes,.... hahah I run coyote firewall on a bootable floppy on my home network. I dare you to try and get in.
    yeah have to agree IP cop is definently a life saver. We had been trialing ISAS to run on a windows 2000 box and for the money we would have had to pay to turn it into a fully licensed box, we may aswell just thrown cash down the toilet. V 1.4, running on a PIII677mhz with 384mb of ram, 16gb disk, 2gb cache, hasn't failed, serving 50+ users.
    If there's other programs out there that are free, as easy to setup as this, and as reliable, that's great, but if it aint broke.. why fix it....
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    Default Re: Check out your firewall - you may be shocked

    Oh shi-... Avira is crap? That sucks. The free antivirus is pretty much the only thing I've been using.

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