Look 'n Stop or FortKnox?

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by Gringo95, May 7, 2009.

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  1. Gringo95

    Gringo95 Registered Member

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    I guess I'm lucky to be given the choice of using either the Look 'n Stop or FortKnox commercial firewalls. I am familiar with the difference in technologies but as this is the first time I've been able to choose what I use which in your expert opinions guys would ultimately give me the best protection?

    I am capable of configuring LNS but will take the easier route with FortKnox if you tell me it's good enough.

    I appreciate you may also want to make other recommendations but I only have a choice between these two!

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Gringo95

    Gringo95 Registered Member

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    Making the right choice

    Hi,

    I'd appreciate your honest opinion here because at the moment I'm torn between LNS and another firewall which amongst other things offers protection against DNS exploits and ARP/DOS spoofs. LNS appeals because it is a pure firewall and I can choose to add a standalone HIPS if I want to. On the other hand do I need to have these other protections which I assume are not possible with LNS? I use a small amount of P2P otherwise my surfing habits are average. I use XP Pro SP2.

    Thanks
     
  3. Stem

    Stem Firewall Expert

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    Hi,

    If you know L'n'S, then you should know you can create rules to prevent ARP DOS spoof, and also create rules to check such as DNS IDs. etc. (using RAW rules)


    - Stem
     
  4. ellison64

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    Doesn't fortknox allow anything from local host through it just as sygate (which its obviously based on ) did?
    ellison
     
  5. Gringo95

    Gringo95 Registered Member

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    Thank you (both) - that's a good point about local host, can anyone answer that for me please?
     
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