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Is a software firewall recommended if you have a hardware one?
    #4750612 - 10/03/05 07:44 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

I've got a router, which has a firewall. I was wondering if a software firewall was really needed in terms of blocking incoming traffic. I'll still keep it to prevent certain programs from accessing the internet, but is the hardware firewall good enough?


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Re: Is a software firewall recommended if you have a hardware one? [Re: daussaulit]
    #4750656 - 10/03/05 07:53 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

I have a hardware router and have never needed a software firewall on any of my computers.

Because of the nature of a NAT router, the way it works, unsolicited connections are blocked by default. Even during the breakout of viruses like sasser and mydoom, I was fine without software firewalls or anti-virus programs because I had a router.

Adding a software firewall into the mix will just slow things down.


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Re: Is a software firewall recommended if you have a hardware one? [Re: trendal]
    #4751458 - 10/03/05 10:31 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

I've been using a hardware firewall for years, never needed anything more.


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Re: Is a software firewall recommended if you have a hardware one? [Re: daussaulit]
    #4760562 - 10/05/05 10:27 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

unnecessary as the previous posters have said unless you have a laptop that you carry around with you & visit wifi spots.


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Re: Is a software firewall recommended if you have a hardware one? [Re: daussaulit]
    #4762617 - 10/06/05 07:31 AM (11 years, 4 months ago)

I've never used an anti-virus even before I set up a hardware firewall. It seems to work fine without any software.


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Re: Is a software firewall recommended if you have a hardware one? [Re: trendal]
    #4762792 - 10/06/05 09:25 AM (11 years, 4 months ago)

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trendal said:
I have a hardware router and have never needed a software firewall on any of my computers.

Because of the nature of a NAT router, the way it works, unsolicited connections are blocked by default. Even during the breakout of viruses like sasser and mydoom, I was fine without software firewalls or anti-virus programs because I had a router.

Adding a software firewall into the mix will just slow things down.




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Re: Is a software firewall recommended if you have a hardware one? [Re: blink]
    #4764733 - 10/06/05 05:56 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

anything like a really trimmed down firewall that will prevent certain programs from accessing the internet? there's a lot of software that "phones home" and thats the main reason I have a software firewall.


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