[Full-disclosure] PC Firewall Choices
johnlacour at gmail.com
Thu Jan 19 01:09:53 GMT 2006
On 1/17/06, Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu <Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu> wrote:
> Even more important, a hardware firewall can't be compromised as easily
> by malware that's on a host behind the firewall. It's easy for a program
> on a PC to tell ZA to look the other way. ...
Not all security software is equal. ZA actually does a very good job
itself from tampering compared with the vast majority of AV/AS/FW software.
A hardware firewall has no knowledge of the application involved which is
another dimension to policy that a desktop firewall gives you control over
which a hardware firewall does not.
Personally, I advocate using both.
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