Nvidia's Active Armour Firewall

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by ratwing, Mar 12, 2010.

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  1. ratwing

    ratwing Guest

    My current PC uses Nvidia's chipsets,and I recall a earlier PC so equipped,
    that installed a firewall known as Active Armour.

    At the time,being a noob,I was eager to replace it with the latest Zone Alarm or Comodo offering.

    Now i wonder if it was really any good? Was it 2 way?
    How can I get a Nvidia release with a copy?

    Thanks
    ratwing
     
  2. kjdemuth

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    hey ratwing,
    Here is what I found on nvidia website....."NVIDIA Firewall supports stateless and stateful inspection, Web-based management, predefined security profiles, port block filtering, remote administration, and provides an easy-to-use set-up wizard. In addition, NVIDIA Firewall has antihacking features such as anti-IP-spoofing, anti-sniffing, anti-ARP-cache-poisoning, and anti-DHCP server"
    Sounds like a 2 way.
    Looking at some of the forum topics at nvidea, it sounds like no one likes it and are having alot of problems with it. If your really concerned get a cheap linksys wrt54g or similar router with SPI and run a 2 way software firewall. ( comodo/OA/pctools/privatefirewall)
    I'm sure someone else will chime in with some "constructive" upgrading of my comments.
     
  3. falkor

    falkor Registered Member

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    Nvidia stopped production of the firewall . It would have been great if it were not so buggy . They never got it right and too many people complained . If you have it , replace it with a software firewall . If you do not have it now , congratulations
     
  4. fax

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    Also note that nvidia firewall conflict with ZA. If you want to use ZA you will need to fully remove the nvidia firewall drivers. :)
     
  5. ratwing

    ratwing Guest

    Thanks, guys for the info.
    I am better off without the Nvidia firewall, I guess.
     
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