Software stateful packet inspection firewall?

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by rubixcube, Mar 17, 2011.

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  1. rubixcube

    rubixcube Registered Member

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    Is there an SPI software firewall (e.g. filtering active X, java, cookie, keywords, etc)? Is it possible to impliment such a thing on the default windows without 3rd party apps?
     
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    Cudni Global Moderator

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    no such filtering on windows default fw
     
  3. Stem

    Stem Firewall Expert

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    Normally, you would associate an SPI firewall with the filtering of packet header info, such as protocol(TCP, UDP etc) and IP/port. When filtering active_x cookies etc, then you are filtering the payload/HTTP contents of the packets.
    There are firewalls that do have such filtering as options, but I think most now go with browser plugins for that. A simple example would be with "Noscript" and "Adblock plus" for firefox.
    I still like and use "Proxomitron" for http(web) filtering.

    - Stem
     
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