Re: do I need a software firewall

From: Michael Pelletier (mjpelletier_at_mjpelletier.com)
Date: 04/11/05


Date: Sun, 10 Apr 2005 18:31:28 -0700

Steven L Umbach wrote:

> I disagree that a software firewall is needed when you have protection at
> the perimeter. It "may" be needed or used depending on the users
> environment and how he wants to manage risk. Even many of the lower priced
> NAT firewalls are doing stateful inspection. --- Steve
>
>
> "Jack (MVP)" <Jack(MVP)@discussions.microsoft.com.> wrote in message
> news:ep7Q9kiPFHA.4028@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>> Hi
>>
>> You want to be safe?
>>
>> You need Router NAT Firewall.
>>
>> Software Firewall
>>
>> Antivirus program and AntiSpyware program.
>>
>> Why?
>>
>> Internet -Basic protection: http://www.ezlan.net/firewall.html
>>
>> Internet Infestation: http://www.ezlan.net/infestation.html
>>
>> Assemble Freeware Security Suit for Internet Connection:
>> http://www.ezlan.net/security.html
>>
>> Jack (MVP-Networking).
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> "Steven L Umbach" <n9rou@nospam-comcast.net> wrote in message
>> news:eVzDfRePFHA.2348@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>>> Your router will act as a basic firewall to protect you from inbound
>>> traffic
>>> that your computer did not initiate which is by far the most important
>>> firewall protection. Host firewall protection is optional. If you have
>>> other
>>> computers on your network that you want to protect your computer from or
>>> other users use your computer and you want to restrict their internet
>>> activities then a host firewall makes sense. Beyond that there is little
>>> need if you follow other best practices to minimize the risk of malware
>>> and
>>> parasites. I personally do not use host firewalls at home and don't have
>>> a
>>> problem. They can be very confusing for the regular computer user. ---
>>> Steve
>>>
>>> http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/default.mspx ---
>>> Protect
>>> your PC.
>>>
>>> "D@annyBoy" <originaldannyboy@gmail.com> wrote in message
>>> news:efPuFhaPFHA.2736@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>>> > connecting to the Net via a wirelss adsl router (not sure whether
>>> > there's
>>> > a built in hardware firewall)
>>> > do I really need a software firewall?
>>> >
>>> > --
>>> >
>>> > D@nnyBoy
>>> > Have you tried posting your problems
>>> > not related to MS AntiSpyware to
>>> > news://msnews.microsoft.com
>>> >
>>> >
>>> >
>>>
>>>
>>
>>

I think you mean PAT actually. A PAT "router" HAS TO DO STATEFULL inspection
for it will not work...

Michael

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