Hardware vs.Software FireWalls ?

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by zdfranz, Mar 20, 2004.

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  1. zdfranz

    zdfranz Registered Member

    Mar 19, 2004
    What are the benefits of hardware vs. software firewalls?
    Should I use both? I've been considering the SonicWall tz170 in addition to NIS(NAV + NPF). What will the hardware do that the that the NPF won't ? Is the Norton
    Personal Firewall a good choice ?

    Thanks, ZDF
  2. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

    Sep 21, 2003
    SW. Oklahoma
    A hardware firewall is about the best incoming protection a home user can get. But it only blocks incoming. A good soft firewall is needed to block outgoing. The two togher are a pretty secure setup.And to answere your other question about NPF, it should serve you pretty well. From what I have read it is a good app.
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