Kerio Firewall

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by jimr9242, Oct 26, 2007.

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  1. jimr9242

    jimr9242 Registered Member

    Oct 16, 2007
    I own Kerio firewall and I am wondering again. Do I need a software firewall if I am running the following.

    1. A Router
    2. NOD 32

    Using a software firewall is another darn resource but I am willing to do it to insure I am safe do any help is welcome.

    Thank you,

  2. WSFuser

    WSFuser Registered Member

    Oct 7, 2004
    The router will take care of inbound protection. You would only need a software firewall if you want outgoing (network) protection.
  3. BlitzenZeus

    BlitzenZeus Security Expert

    Feb 11, 2002
    Oregon, USA
    When you can't go through your router, and are connected to another connection like a hotel/hotspot/dial-up you can use the Windows firewall for basic inbound protection. Its up to you if you want to control outbound, but just remember, without even a basic software firewall other computers on the same private network created by the router/hotspot could be a security problem, it is how worms easily spread in businesses after only one infected computer got on the network.
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