Software or Hardware for Broadband Firewall

Discussion in 'polls' started by Acadia, Jun 8, 2004.

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For Broadband users, what type of Firewall do you use?

  1. Software only.

    10 vote(s)
    30.3%
  2. Hardware only.

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Both Software and Hardware together.

    23 vote(s)
    69.7%
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  1. Acadia

    Acadia Registered Member

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    For those of you who use Broadband, what TYPE of Firewall do you use?
     
  2. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    soft and hardware firewalls together should give you the best protection setup for the home user. ;)

    linksys router and kerio 2.1.5
     
  3. dog

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    Hi Acadia, ;)

    Currently, I'm only using a software firewall, but have been planning to buy a router for a little over a month ... I will purchase it shortly ... hopefully. :doubt:

    I've been using Hi speed & software fw only, ... about 2 1/2 yrs ... no trouble, protection wise ... but just want added protection. My Connection is on demand DSL, with random IP addresses.

    dog - *puppy*
     
  4. dangitall

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    Software only at the moment, but will consider hardware should it become necessary.
     
  5. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    With a router the incoming log in my software firewall is always blank, so far it has not let anything it shouldnt through.
     
  6. Detox

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    Cheap-o edition Linksys router and Sygate PF.
     
  7. meneer

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    I voted software and hardware, feels appropriate, since I'm running a linux based internet gateway (sme server) and run Outpost on my Windows workstation. Outpost's attack detection logs remain empty. Installing a fw functon on my linux workstation seems like overkill :)
     
  8. gerardwil

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    I voted for hard + soft. Both from AVM (Fritz) on 2Mb DSL.
     
  9. Grumble

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    d-link router + sygate pf
     
  10. optigrab

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    Outpost Pro 2.1 and Netgear router. :D
     
  11. ronjor

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    Linksys router and Kerio 2.15. (Proximitron Proxy also)
     
  12. Smokey

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    Hard- & software FW's: Sitecom, Kerio Winroute v6 & Kerio PF v4.0.16

    Ciao,

    Smokey
     
  13. Robyn

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    Hardware = Netgear ~ Software = Sygate Pro
     
  14. rerun2

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    I have to agree with the software/hardware combination.

    But would probably choose a hardware solution over a software solution if I could only choose one for a broadband connection. Mainly because it is OS-independent and because of NAT :p .
     
  15. mVPstar

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    Hardware - MS Router MN-500
    Software - NPF 2003
     
  16. meneer

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