Software or Hardware for Broadband Firewall

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

?

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%
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Acadia

    Acadia Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2002
    Posts:
    4,094
    Location:
    SouthCentral PA
    For those of you who use Broadband, what TYPE of Firewall do you use?
     
  2. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2003
    Posts:
    23,896
    Location:
    SW. Oklahoma
    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

    dog Guest

    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

    dangitall Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2004
    Posts:
    430
    Location:
    New Hamster, USA
    Software only at the moment, but will consider hardware should it become necessary.
     
  5. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2003
    Posts:
    23,896
    Location:
    SW. Oklahoma
    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

    Detox Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2002
    Posts:
    8,507
    Location:
    Texas, USA
    Cheap-o edition Linksys router and Sygate PF.
     
  7. meneer

    meneer Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2002
    Posts:
    1,132
    Location:
    The Netherlands
    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

    gerardwil Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2004
    Posts:
    4,749
    Location:
    EU
    I voted for hard + soft. Both from AVM (Fritz) on 2Mb DSL.
     
  9. Grumble

    Grumble Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2004
    Posts:
    185
    Location:
    the sunshine state
    d-link router + sygate pf
     
  10. optigrab

    optigrab Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2002
    Posts:
    624
    Location:
    Brooklyn/NYC USA
    Outpost Pro 2.1 and Netgear router. :D
     
  11. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2003
    Posts:
    64,347
    Location:
    Texas

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

    Smokey Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2002
    Posts:
    1,514
    Location:
    Annie's Pub
    Hard- & software FW's: Sitecom, Kerio Winroute v6 & Kerio PF v4.0.16

    Ciao,

    Smokey
     
  13. Robyn

    Robyn Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2004
    Posts:
    1,189
    Hardware = Netgear ~ Software = Sygate Pro
     
  14. rerun2

    rerun2 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2003
    Posts:
    338
    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

    mVPstar Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 2, 2004
    Posts:
    52
    Hardware - MS Router MN-500
    Software - NPF 2003
     
  16. meneer

    meneer Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2002
    Posts:
    1,132
    Location:
    The Netherlands
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.