Any companion to ZA firewall necessary?

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by Perman, Sep 4, 2006.

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  1. Perman

    Perman Registered Member

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    Hi, folks: I am using ZASS 6.5.737 on one of PCs. I have learned so much from this Forum pertaining to other apps, namely, SSM, Online armor, Cyberhawk and PG. Within ZA firewall, there is a triple-layer protection: network,program and O/S firewall. With these defense, is there any further add-on benifit from the above-mentioned apps ? I am searching a balanced solution; not overkill, nor overlook. Your advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. Devil's Advocate

    Devil's Advocate Registered Member

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    If you are asking if any of the apps mentioned can do things that ZA pro can't, the answer is yes.

    But whether this means you should add them is a completely different matter
    that Only you can decide.

    Some posters on this forum use two to three heavy HIPS apps in addition to ZA pro+AV, but of course that doesn't mean you have to ape them.

    I would say if you are okay with what you got, then stay with it.

    If you are extra paranoid, need a lot of extra protection for some reason , then consider adding maybe one extra piece.
     
  3. QBgreen

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    The best thing about all of the the post 6.xxx paid-for ZA releases is the triple firewall. A HIPS isn't absolutely necessary. However, I wouldn't bet my system's security on VET anti-virus. I would look into acquiring a backup on-demand AV, and perhaps an on access AT such as BOClean. Take advantage of decent free-to-use on-demand anti-malware products like a-squared and SUPERAntiSpyware also.
     
  4. Perman

    Perman Registered Member

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    Hi, folks: On this particular PC, I have Ewido plus and SAS free, also I install Deep Freeze standard. I use DP in frozon mode while surfing the net .I know ZA using EZ's signature, perhaps not that good, I will consider adding an extra on demand AV scanner. Are all these sufficient so far? BTW, thanks for your rapid reponse.
     
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