Router safe enough?

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by cfp999, Aug 30, 2002.

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  1. cfp999

    cfp999 Registered Member

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    I have been using a small router to share my internet connection for a couple of weeks now. The router (SMC7004ABR) has NAT-based firewall capabilities, and also features hacker attack logging. The documentation on this is almost absent. Do I need a (software) firewall or is the NAT built into the router in your opinion enough to protect against intrusion? Maybe some sort of application monitoring is enough? As far as I can tell, NAT does not provide any protection against outbound connections. Suggestions are welcome.
     
  2. FanJ

    FanJ Guest

    Hi,

    Yes, you're right: you need a software firewall for controling outbound connections.
     
  3. cfp999

    cfp999 Registered Member

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    Okay, I was thinking about Jammer, but it's a little hard to figure out how it compares to other products.
     
  4. Paul Wilders

    Paul Wilders Administrator

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    Agnitum never pretended Jammer being a firewall - and it isn't. Better pick a real (preferably rule based) firewall. LooknStop would be my first choice personally - although opinions differ ;).

    regards.

    paul
     
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