From: mto (nobody_at_dontsendmeanyspam.com)
Date: Wed, 6 Aug 2003 11:46:50 -0400
"mto" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> "Mike Dann" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> > "DN" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> > news:VBWWa.2959$LQ4.email@example.com...
> > > I use Windows Xp firewall. Is there any use investing in another
> > > and if so would you recommed some.
> > >
> > > thanks
> > > DN
> > >
> > >
> > Hi,
> > Why don't you guys look at the professional reviews of commercial home
> > firewalls?
> > The reviews on ZDnet for the Norton firewall and the zonealarm pro both
> > that these two programs (costing about $60) do, at best, only a little
> > more than the built-in firewall in XP.
> > Please tell me why it is 'crap'?
> > Mike.
> For starters, the built in XP "fire wall" is either on or off - in other
> words it is a very minimal "fire wall." There are no alerts, so if
> something is attempting to breach the firewall you have no clue and thus
> cannot so much as hit the disconnect button.
> I would, however, be interested in reading what ZD has to say - making
> of course that all of my security measures are set to high when I visit to
> avoid the crap that magically appears on their site each time that I do.
> Would you mind citing the specific URL's that you are referring to?
Hunted around zdnet while I was waiting. This is the only comparison that I
It says no such thing about Norton Firewall or Zone Alarm being little
better than the built in XP. Zone Alarm is a long standing editor's choice
winner with a higher rating than any of the other software firewalls that