Hi, For a while I've been aware that I need a decent Firewall (Security system in general actually but that's another post). First a little about my setup. My server hosts my dialup connection to the rest of the network via Microsoft's ICS. It running a WinXP Pro/2k server dual boot (I'm trying to phase out the 2k partition actually). Most other computers also run WinXP Pro however there are 2k, an ME (not mine I swear) and 98 machines also. Currently my last only line of defence is Norton IS2002, and after reading various articles posts about it I’ve decided to switch. After reading jvmorris's relpy to Smokey's post I can safely say I'm in the second group ready to jump ship. Now, the eternal question, what is the best firewall? hehe. Ok, until broadband becomes available in my area the hardware option is out. I've read through the sites and have it nailed to either a Sygate or a Tiny. What? Me, cheap... never, I believe the word is student. Which would be better for me? Also I'd like to confirm something I've been wondering about, I don't need firewalls on all my machines do I? Just on my server...right? If any of that made sense then I'd appreciate any input. Thanks. Widget.