Hello, I surely have a question asked thousands times, but in the number of threads started here each day I was unable to find a satisfactory answer. I'm reconsidering my security settings, and I'm decided to use some HIPS. In this case, does using of an advanced firewall add any value, or is a basic firewall completely sufficient? In my understanding, advanced firewalls are nothing more than basic firewalls + some sort of HIPS + sometimes maybe a simple anti-virus - which I'm going to use anyway, but as a separate product. Am I mistaken? My point is that when using separate products for firewall, HIPS and AV, I have many more combinations to choose from to best suit my preferences than when I'm restricted to all-in-one security suites. Thank you, Martin. P.S. I don't ask for advice of a particular product, there are millions of threads in this forum that do so .