Router/software firewall or both?

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by spfighter, Nov 27, 2006.

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  1. spfighter

    spfighter Registered Member

    Nov 27, 2006
    What does everyone recommend for security on high speed? I run a router, and no software firewall, is that enough? Should I get the firewall version of AVG antivirus? I run the full AVG anti malware now. Am I protected enough?

  2. ASpace

    ASpace Guest

    I run and recommend people to use router + software firewall .
    The software firewall is the most important protection . It protects the machine/computer itself whereas routers protect the network (if such) . Moreover,if you have both router+soft firewall , you double your protection against hackers and then you completely forget about them . It is very simple , just turn ON the built-in Windows Firewall and "hackers are gone" :D ;) :D

    No , it is not absolutely necessary to get AVG+its firewall . You can use WF (although it is one way only , it is excellent in its job) . AVG Anti-malware incluing AVG Antivirus and Ewido AS , this combination is very good . You are protected . Just make sure it is updated , practise "Safe Hex" , use Mozilla Firefox (:D ) and you should be OK :thumb:
  3. WSFuser

    WSFuser Registered Member

    Oct 7, 2004
    if u are behind a router, a personal firewall is not necessary. u can still use one for outbound protection though.
  4. Escalader

    Escalader Registered Member

    Dec 12, 2005
    Land of the Mooses
    We have been through this before. The H/W firewall is good, can't be compromised by hackers.

    Since most firms have both a software firewall and a physical firewall the anwser is easy.

    YES, have both. The S/W gives extra coverage for In and Out trafic.
    ZA for example lets you control which applications/programs can communicate in and out with the internet.

    A router cannot do that. It is as usual a matter for you to decide yourself.

    With all the garbage flying around on the internet take the safe path.

    There are excellent firewalls on this forum!
  5. Rico

    Rico Registered Member

    Aug 19, 2004
    Hi Guys,

    Yes use both, I believe the router needs to state that it has "Stateful Packet Inspection" to be considered a h/w firewall. I use Comodo CPF/Netgear combo.

    Take Care
  6. farmerlee

    farmerlee Registered Member

    Jul 1, 2006
    Using your hardware firewall combined with something like appdefend would be sufficient.
  7. Arup

    Arup Guest

    Double inbound filtering is bound to have an impact on network speed, I would run a HIPS or an app defend sort of program with router.
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